Hamlin Placed on Non-Football Injury List

Posted Oct 31, 2005

Two weeks after suffering a fractured skull, a blood clot near his brain, a brain bruise and a broken hand in an altercation outside a Seattle nightclub, Seattle safety Ken Hamlin appears to be taking the first steps toward recovery. However, his season is officially over.

According to an Associated Press story released on the evening of October 31, Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said that Hamlin is “doing better” and recovering at home. Hamlin was released from Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center a week ago.

"The encouraging thing to me is the word that I got today ... The headaches are not as intense," Holmgren said. "They've backed off on some of his medications. That's all encouraging." There has been no confirmation as to the severity or permanence of any lasting effects from the head injuries.

Per Seattle radio station KJR (and confirmed by Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune), Hamlin was placed on the non-football injury list on November 1. The move ends Hamlin's season and opens a spot on the 53-man roster.

Seattle continues its season at Arizona this Sunday after a bye.

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