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March 26, 2013 at 9:33 AM

John Schneider downplays significance of Michael Bennett’s rotator cuff injury

Seahawks general manager John Schneider said the team is not concerned about the shoulder injury of Michael Bennett during an interview with Mitch Levy on KJR Sports Radio (950 AM, 102.9 FM) on Tuesday morning.

It was reported over the weekend that Bennett had a torn rotator cuff. Adam Schefter of ESPN is the one who made the report, and while Schneider conceded that Bennett did have a shoulder injury, Seattle’s general manager pointed out that Bennett played last season with that injury, starting all 16 games and finishing with nine sacks.

The Seahawks knew about the injury when Bennett was signed and the team’s doctors didn’t believe it would prevent him from contributing to the team in 2013.

Will it have to be repaired? Maybe eventually, Schneider conceded, but that’s not something that is planned for this offseason and therefore won’t impact his availability.

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