Earl Thomas Carted Off the Field With Leg Injury

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Now with Thomas hurt and his career in jeopardy, the Seahawks got what they wanted, and didn't have to pay a nickel over their means.

Thomas held out the entire preseason as he tried to land a new contract with Seattle. At the time, Thomas complained that he was playing without deserved security, given his stature at his position and his history with the team, in the event of a major injury.

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As the Cardinals scored a game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter, Thomas suffered an apparent leg injury. Thomas didn't hide his disappointment as he left on the cart. The catch resulted in a touchdown, and Thomas' lower leg collides with Willaims as he hops over the receiver in the end zone.

The 29-year-old former first round pick, and still one of the best defensive players in the National Football League, flipped off his own sideline while being carted off the field. "It's a big stadium". For what just occurred to be so clear and so resolved to - he knew what happened.

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"I don't know anything about that", Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said when asked about the gesture, via Brady Henderson of ESPN.

Though Thomas was not available to the media after the game, it is very likely his time in Seattle, if not the National Football League, is over.

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The superstar safety, who famously demanded either a rich contract extension or a trade out of Seattle during an offseason that included an extended holdout, now faces deep uncertainly as Hawks fans surely fear the worst.