McDowell (head) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Saturday.
His placement on the list ahead of the season opener means that he'll be ineligible to return to action until after Week 6. Even still, there's no guarantee McDowell will be ready by then and the Seahawks have yet to define any kind of role yet for the Michigan State product.
McDowell was involved in an ATV accident a few weeks prior to training camp that resulted in a head injury. He originally projected to back up Ahtyba Rubin at defensive tackle, but it now remains to be seen if he will be ready for the start of the season. There is currently no official timetable for recovery.
McDowell (head) reported to training camp and was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday.
McDowell suffered a head injury in an ATV accident a few weeks ago that prevented him from joining the Seahawks when camp began. It's a positive sign that he's joined the team, but he may still be facing a long-term absence. He'll remain without a concrete return timetable until more specifics on his injury are fleshed out.
Specifics on the injury haven't been released, but he reportedly suffered a concussion and some other facial injuries. Coach Pete Carroll was noncommittal regarding McDowell's availability for the 2017 season, suggesting that a lengthy absence could be in store for the rookie second-round pick. More details should emerge in the coming few weeks, but it may be awhile beore McDowell, who was slated to be a part of the team's defensive line rotation, is cleared to take the field again.
McDowell left Sunday's practice early with a foot injury, but it's not expected to be anything serious, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports.
The second-round pick out of Michigan State had his foot stepped on during Sunday's session, but as it currently stands, McDowell doesn't expect to miss any time. It will still be a situation to monitor over the next few days, although it's not serious enough where he's in danger of not being ready for training camp.
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