Quandre Diggs has been to back-to-back NFL Pro Bowls. The Seattle Seahawks safety has been one of the team’s most trusted defensive backs. Diggs entered Sunday’s game with 94 tackles and 5 interceptions. Quandre’s season ended on an unfortunate note on Sunday in the Seahawks 38-30 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. It was a sadly ironic ending to a season filled with injuries and illness.
Diggs slipped on the grass just before contacting an Arizona blocker. The safety immediately grabbed his lower leg in pain. Teammates and opponents alike watched from the sidelines as the all-to-familiar scene of an NFL player being carted off the field once again took place before their eyes.
KIRO 7 has reported that the injury was as serious as it looked. Quandre Diggs suffered a broken right leg and a dislocated ankle on the play. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll was heartbroken.
“Just a heartbreaker because everybody loves who he is.”
The Seahawks finished the year 7-10 and missed the postseason. Russell Wilson and company are hoping Diggs’ offseason rehab will be enough to have him back for the start of the next campaign. For now, even players on opposing teams are thinking about Quandre. New England Patriots defensive back Adrian Phillips opened his post-game statements by talking about Diggs.
“I just want to start this off to say I’m praying for Quandre. He just had a gruesome injury. I just want you to know I love you bro’. I hate this so much. I’m just praying for you. I will talk to you as soon as I can. I just want to get this over with.”
Quandre Diggs is just 28 years old and still has the prime of an already incredible career ahead of him. The injury on the field yesterday was terrifying. Quandre will have an offseason filled with strenuous rehab. He will be a free agent after this season. Diggs will look to prove that his hard work will keep him as a valuable member to a team in need of a Pro Bowl defensive back.
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