Offseason surgery awaits Seahawks defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney, however, for now, he looks on track to play against the Packers this weekend according to head coach Pete Carrol.

“So far he’s OK,” Carroll said via Seahawks.com. “It sounds like, the report I just got, that he’s playing this week and he’ll be all right to make it. We’ll have to manage him through the week.”

Wild Card Weekend
SEA PHI
First Downs 16 20
Rush-Yds-TDs 26-64-1 26-120-0
Cmp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-30-325-1-0 19-28-177-0-0
Sacked-Yards 1-7 7-15
Net Pass Yards 318 162
Total Yards 382 282
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 3-0
Turnovers 0 0
Penalties-Yards 11-114 7-45
Third Down Conv. 8-15 3-11
Fourth Down Conv. 0-0 0-2
Time of Possession 26:45 33:15

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At this point, it seems like a ‘pain tolerance’ issue more than anything for Clowney, who will look to muscle through three more games. Even with whatever limitations he has, he made a big impact in the victory over the Eagles on Wild Card weekend. He racked up five tackles, a sack, and two tackles for a loss while playing 83 percent of the snaps on defense.

Unfortunately, he was also responsible for knocking Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz out of the game after Clowney made contact with his head in the second quarter. 40-year-old journeyman quarterback Josh McCown came in to replace the injured Wentz and nearly helped pull off an upset. The league has since deemed the hit incidental despite the result.

Clowney missed three games during the regular season and had career lows in sacks (3.5) and tackles (31) as he battled through the core injury he sustained in a Week 10 overtime win against the 49ers.

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