The Seattle Seahawks haven’t been hit by the injury bug nearly as bad as the San Francisco 49ers, but they could still be fairly shorthanded when the two teams meet in Week 12. Most notably, the Seahawks will likely be without safety Kam Chancellor, who is expected to miss the rest of the season with a neck injury, according to a report from NFL.com.
Chancellor is one of the top safeties in the league, and hasn’t practiced this week. He hasn’t been officially ruled out for the season or even Monday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, but it seems like only a matter of time.
This means when the 49ers play the Seahawks, they will be without three of their best defensive players in Chancellor, cornerback Richard Sherman and defensive lineman Cliff Avril. Sherman was lost for the season with a torn Achilles a week ago, while Avril was placed on injured reserve following a scary neck injury.
The 49ers, obviously, have dealt with significant injuries and can nearly field a complete team with their injured reserve list alone. Injuries are never good, even when they happen to a rival and especially when they happen to great players like Chancellor and Sherman
Chancellor is the leader of the Seattle defense, and his loss will be felt in many ways.