Seattle Seahawks left tackle Rees Odhiambo was hospitalized overnight after suffering a chest injury in Sunday’s 46-18 victory against the Indianapolis Colts.
Odhiambo was injured in the third quarter when he took a hit to the chest from the Colts’ Jaball Sheard on an interception return by Malik Hooker. The collision reportedly knocked the wind out of Odhiambo, but he played the rest of the game.
“He had a response, he got hit in the chest on the interception return, and it wasn’t a violent hit but the guy must have caught him just right with the shoulder and it knocked the wind out of him,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told the Seattle Times on Monday. “That’s what happened on the field and he had trouble really breathing through the game but he made it — it was OK. But in the locker room it just exacerbated so we took all the precautions and made sure we looked after him.”
During a news conference Monday afternoon that was posted on Twitter, Carroll said Odhiambo was diagnosed with a bruised sternum and released from the hospital.
Odhiambo’s status for the Seahawks’ game Sunday remains uncertain, but Carroll said earlier reports that the second-year pro had a cardiac contusion were false.