Avril (abdomen) was not listed on Seattle's injury report Wednesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. As expected, this means that Avril will be good to go for Sunday's matchup with Green Bay, who contained him to just two tackles and zero sacks in 2016. Michael Bennett (undisclosed) was also left off of this injury report, meaning the Packers will have to focus on shutting down both defensive ends.
Avril is set to undergo Regenokine treatment and will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Raiders as a result, Liz Mathews of USA Today reports. The exact injury Avril is being treated for was not reported, but the linebacker did undergo two core muscle surgeries during the offseason, so it could be related to that. Either way, head coach Pete Carroll is not concerned with the defensive end's health, and Avril should be ready to go for the start of the season.
Avril (abdomen) was "constantly in the backfield" during the Seahawks' scrimmage Monday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Avril, who underwent a pair of core muscle surgeries this offseason, doesn't appear to be limited in the slightest during training camp and should be in full force for the Seahawks' preseason opener Sunday against the Chargers.
Avril (abdomen) recently underwent a second offseason surgery, USA Today's Lindsey Wisniewski reports. Just like the first surgery Avril underwent six weeks ago, the details surrounding this second operation aren't clear. Most concerning, though, is that it's unknown if he'd suffered a setback in his recovery from the initial procedure. There is no timetable for his return.
Avril underwent surgery after seeing a 'core injuries speciallist' Tuesday, Conor Orr of Around the NFL reports. The specific type of surgery has not yet been clarified, but the fact that it had not been heard about until after completion suggests that it was not anything major. Avril was third in the league with 11.5 sacks in 2016 and figures to be a disruptive force for the Seahawks again in 2017 opposite Michael Bennett on the defensive line.
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