A crucial member of the Seattle Seahawks defense could be needing knee surgery.
Defensive end Michael Bennett will not play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said a knee repair might be in order.
“We’re going to check him on Monday and see if there’s something we can do for him,” Carroll said, according to the AP’s Tim Booth. “His knee bothered him after the game coming out so we’re going to take care of him.”
Bennett suffered the injury two weeks ago when he received a cut block from Atlanta Falcons offensive tackle Jake Matthews. The hit was technically legal, but Bennett still took exception to it and had some harsh words for Matthews after the game.
“To me it’s a scary, b**** ass move,” Bennett said. “Honestly, I think if you dive at someone else’s legs you’re a little b****. If you are big in the NFL you just line up and play — why you got to cut someone on the (expletive) play? I mean, I don’t know. That (expletive) is just stupid to me. Why cut somebody when you can just line up and win. I don’t know. I don’t come off the ball jumping at offensive linemen’s legs. … I think it’s just a b**** ass move, personally.’’