Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Germain Ifedi has yet to return to practice since the scuffle last Thursday with defensive end Frank Clark.
After Clark threw a punch to his face, Ifedi remained down on the field briefly before he was attended to by the Seahawks medical staff. Clark was ejected from the practice and has also been relegated to the sidelines since the incident.
“He’s getting back, working on it,” offensive line coach Tom Cable said Sunday afternoon when asked about Ifedi’s status. “He’s getting back.”
Although coach Pete Carroll expressed his disappointment in the fight on Thursday, he did not reveal the extent, if any, of either players’ injury. Cable was asked Sunday if Ifedi remained out for treatment or for disciplinary purposes, but his answer was vague.
“We are handling that with our people here and letting the medical people and Coach [Carroll] decide what to do,” Cable explained.
Ifedi and Clark have now missed three straight days of preparing with their teammates. The Seahawks have just one week before they hit the road to face the Chargers in their first preseason match up.
“Fine, I mean, it just, you miss him because he needs to work,” Cable explained when asked how Ifedi was handling the situation. “Everybody needs to work, we need to work.”
Clark, who has sat out partially for disciplinary reasons, has also been spotted limping around the field with a knee brace. Similar to Ifedi, no injury updates have been provided.
Carroll is scheduled to speak to the media after Monday’s open scrimmage and will undoubtedly be asked to address the situation.
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