McDougald said Thursday that the surgery he underwent this offseason was to address a partially torn patellar tendon that he played through during the second half of the 2018 season, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
McDougald reportedly tried rehabbing the injury this offseason, but he eventually decided to undergo surgery right before the start of OTAs. Considering the 28-year-old said he'd be ready to play if the regular season began this week, McDougald should be ready to go when training camp kicks off late next month.
Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday that McDougald underwent offseason knee surgery and is unlikely to return to practice before training camp, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
McDougald began appearing on the injury report last October with a knee issue that was later revealed to be patellar tendinitis. He nonetheless started every game during his second season in Seattle and ultimately beat his totals from 2017 in just about every category. It isn't clear when the safety went under the knife this offseason, but it at least sounds like McDougald could be ready for training camp. Second-round rookie Marquise Blair looks to be more of a threat to Tedric Thompson's starting role than McDougald's.
McDougald compiled 78 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions and three forced fumbles in 2018.
McDougald was a clear leader in Seattle's young secondary. The 28-year-old stepped into a starting role after Kam Chancellor (neck) retired, and he thrived as a run stopper and in coverage while playing 88.2 percent of defensive snaps. Barring an injury, McDougald can be considered a lock to retain the same role in 2019.
McDougald (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice session, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
McDougald has no injury designation following Thursday's practice, and is thus expected to fill his usual role as the starting safety for Seattle when they face off against the Cowboys on Saturday.
McDougald (knee) was a non-participant at practice Tuesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
McDougald has battled the knee injury for the last few weeks, though he hasn't been limited on gameday in the two games since the issue occurred. The 28-year-old's practice reps the rest of the week will provide further clarification on his availability, but for now he seems likely to play through the injury once again for Saturday's wild-card game at Dallas.
McDougald (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
McDougald will play through his lingering knee injury for the second straight week. He'll draw his usual start at free safety.
McDougald (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
McDougald played through his lingering knee issue during last week's win over the Chiefs, but has yet to shed the injury. The Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth, and could elect to sit McDougald in Week 17 to make sure he's healthy for the postseason.
McDougald (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday or Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
McDougald was active for Sunday's win over the Chiefs, contributing seven tackles (five solo) across 61 defensive snaps. However, it seems his knee issues are lingering, putting the safety at risk of missing the regular-season finale against the Cardinals. Should he fail to suit up, look for Delano Hill to take over the starting role.
McDougald (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
McDougald spent the entirety of last week away from his team as he sought an out of town specialist to rehab his knee injury. The starting free safety appears to have progressed well in his efforts, and will suit up versus Kansas City.
Coach Pete Carroll said Friday that he fully expects McDougald (knee) to play against the Chiefs on Sunday, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
McDougald is still not with the team Friday after having left Seattle to rehab his knee earlier in the week, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports, but he nonetheless appears to be trending towards suiting up versus the Chiefs. A win would secure the Seahawks' playoff berth, so McDougald -- officially listed as questionable -- give it his best shot to retake the field.
McDougald (knee) will be out of town until Friday doing rehab work on his knee, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
McDougald will miss practice Wednesday and Thursday as he rehabs from patella tendonitis away from Seattle, allowing the Seahawks to evaluate his recovery at the end of the week. The starting safety's status for Sunday's game against the Chiefs is murky at best, but McDougald will give it his all to suit up as the Seahawks contend for a playoff spot.
McDougald (knee) has patella tendonitis according to coach Pete Carroll, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
It is a more specific diagnosis than anything previously reported, but it's apparently the same issue McDougald has been playing through for a while. He made one tackle before departing. With a tough matchup against the Chiefs on tap for Week 16 and the Seahawks fighting for a playoff spot, his health will be something to monitor.
McDougald suffered a knee injury in Sunday's game against the 49ers and is doubtful to return, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
That's definitely not good news for the Seattle secondary, as McDougald has played at least 44 snaps in all but one game this season for the Seahawks. Delano Hill stands to take over at strong safety in the meantime.
McDougald (knee) is active for Sunday's game versus the 49ers.
McDougald will line up as the Seahawks starting strong safety for the 13th straight game. His IDP value remains suspect with 68 tackles, nine pass breakups and three interceptions in that span, but 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens has thrown six picks in the last four games and could provide turnover opportunity.
Coach Pete Carroll said McDougald (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, is expected to play, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
McDougald has been a workhorse in Seattle's secondary this year, compiling 68 tackles, nine pass breakups, three interceptions and two forced fumbles in 13 games. If he suffers a setback and can't play Sunday, expect Delano Hill and Akeem King to both rotate in at free safety.
McDougald recorded seven tackles, one pass breakup and one interception in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
McDougald came up clutch in the opening drive of the second half, as he hauled in a tipped pass in the end zone to stymie the Panthers' momentum. It's his third interception of the year and his first since Week 1, and he'll look to carry the success into Week 13 against 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, who threw two picks in each of his last two starts.
McDougald (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
McDougald only managed one limited practice this week, resulting in coach Pete Carroll labeling the safety a game-time decision for Sunday. The Seahawks were ultimately happy with how McDougald checked out in his pregame warmup, so the 27-year-old should be in line to fill his usual role as a starting safety alongside Tedric Thompson. Delano Hill would step in if McDougald suffers any in-game setbacks.
Coach Pete Carroll said McDougald (knee) will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Rams, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
McDougald was held off the stat sheet last week when he suffered a knee injury in a 25-17 loss to the Chargers, marking the first time all season he failed to record at least four tackles. He then missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he came back Friday as a limited participant and now seems to be on track to play, according to Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune. Of course, we may not get word on a final decision until the Seahawks release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes before Sunday's 4:25 PM ET kickoff. Delano Hill filled in at safety after McDougald was forced out of the game last week.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, McDougald (knee) is 'pretty sore' and likely will not practice much in advance of Sunday's game against the Rams, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports.
McDougald did not play in the second half of Seattle's loss to the Chargers in Week 9 due to his injured knee. At this point, the veteran safety's status for Sunday is uncertain, but his condition should clear up throughout the coming week of practice. If McDougald is forced to sit out Week 10, Akeem King is in line to fill in at strong safety for the Seahawks.
McDougald did not play during the second half of Sunday's 25-17 loss to the Chargers due to a sore knee, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.
McDougald was questionable entering Sunday's tilt against Los Angeles, and left the field on multiple occasions before ultimately being held out for the second half of the Week 9 contest. The starting safety should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, and McDougald's participation in practice this week warrants close monitoring.
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