The Seattle Seahawks are set to go through the 2023/24 NFL season without one of their rookies.
According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston, cornerback Aaron Whitaker has sustained a patellar tendon injury and will require surgery, as well as a rehabilitation period spanning 10-12 months.
The player was carted off from training on Friday after attempting to make a block on a punt return.
Whitaker signed with the Seahawks on the first day of their training camp in July, having starred both in football and on the tracks for Division III school Washington University. He had also participated in the team’s rookie minicamp following a spell with the Houston Roughnecks in the XFL in the spring.
The rookie was competing with third-team CBs in training camp, scrapping for snaps on multiple special teams units too.
The Seahawks will have a roster spot to fill once Whitaker is listed on the injured reserve and could be in the market for another cornerback given this new development.
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