Seahawks’ Cliff Avril to be out ‘a while’

Defensive end Cliff Avril will be out “a while,” due to a neck injury. Avril is experiencing some numbness down his arm.

Avril suffered the injury in the first quarter of Seattle’s 46-18 win over the Indianapolis Colts and did not return.

Avril has recorded eight or more sacks in four of his last five seasons (all with Seattle) and has been important part of the Seahawks’ menacing front seven. His loss sets up to have a significant impact on Seattle’s defense, allowing offenses to divert more attention to opposite end Michael Bennett and bringing down the unit’s overall ability to rush the passer.

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