Report: Seahawks DE Collier (ankle) out for preseason

Field Level Media

July 30, 2019 at 8:42 pm.

Seattle Seahawks first-round defensive end L.J. Collier was carted off the practice field Tuesday with a reported right ankle sprain.

NFL Network reported the injury will keep Collier out of the preseason. ESPN reported it’s a high-ankle sprain, which typically requires a longer recovery than a low-ankle sprain.

Collier went down during an 11-on-11 drill and appeared to be in significant pain, according to reports. He hobbled off the field and was tended to on the sidelines before being carted to the locker room, with trainers looking at his right leg.

The Seahawks drafted Collier, 23, 29th overall out of TCU in April. He was expected to play a major role as a rookie after defensive end Frank Clark was traded earlier in the offseason.

In his last three years with the Horned Frogs, Collier had 14.5 sacks and 20.5 tackles for loss, including six sacks and 11.5 TFLs as a senior.