Renton, WA – While the Seattle Seahawks continue on their postseason run, the team will have to do so without their best pass rusher.
During Sunday's 24-14 victory over the Washington Redskins in the Wild Card round, defensive end Chris Clemons tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus in his knee, according to his agent. The injury will sideline Clemons for the remainder of the playoffs.
Clemons, who recorded a team-best 11.5 sacks this season, will be sorely missed when the Seahawks travel to Atlanta to face the NFC's No.1 seeded Falcons on Sunday.
The 31-year-old started all 16 regular-season games for the Seahawks in 2012 and in addition to leading the team in sacks, he recorded 40 tackles and three forced fumbles.