Deon Butler Injury: Seahawks Receiver Breaks Leg Against 49ers (VIDEO)

Seattle Seahawks receiver Deon Butler broke his right leg in the closing minutes of Sunday’s 40-21 loss at San Francisco after being hit while scoring a touchdown.

Butler was injured moments after he caught a 2-yard TD pass from Matt Hasselbeck, hit from each direction by defenders. He was carted off the field wearing a vacuum splint. It was another tough blow for the Seahawks, who already were playing without top receivers Mike Williams and Ben Obomanu.

Medical personnel placed a vacuum splint on Butler’s lower leg before taking him for an X-ray. He was quickly transported to Stanford Hospital, where he could spend a few days.


“Unfortunately right at the end, Deon gets banged up and he’s going to stay here and get worked up and fixed up. He broke his leg to some extent,” coach Pete Carroll said. “I don’t know the particulars about it but we’ll take care of him here. He was unbelievably courageous and tough about it on the field there. It was amazing how he was, but we’re all sick about that.”

Neither Obomanu nor Williams practiced this week. Obomanu suffered a severe laceration on his right hand, while Williams was rolled up on and sprained his left ankle last week against Carolina.

Carroll had expected Obomanu, who was to be fit with special protection for his hand, to play. Williams played last week after missing a game with a foot strain.

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