Chancellor: ‘If my body says I can play, I’m playing’

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) moves the ball ahead of Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31)Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

--- NFLDraftScout.com ---

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor plans to heed the advice from doctors when deciding if he should continue his NFL playing career.

Chancellor sustained a neck injury on the final possession of a game against the Arizona Cardinals on Nov. 9. The four-time Pro Bowl selection is expected to have his medical testing completed either in late June or July.

“If my body says I can play, I’m playing,” Chancellor said in an interview with 13News Now in his hometown of Norfolk, Va. “If my body says don’t play, I’m not playing. I’ll listen. I’m a very good listener.”

If he hears favorable things, Chancellor said he believes he has more to offer the game.

“I don’t see myself as old. I feel like I’m still in my prime, so it’s not an age thing at all,” the 30-year-old Chancellor said. “It’s just a matter of structural issues in the neck and if they change or not.”

Chancellor had 49 tackles and a forced fumble in nine games last season. He has 12 career interceptions.

Bradley McDougald is projected to start alongside Earl Thomas if Chancellor is unable to return to the field.

Comments


Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
NFL Draft Scout
EditorNFL Draft Scout
New Comment
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange
Sports Xchange
EditorSports Xchange