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Malik McDowell reports to Seahawks camp following ATV accident

The rookie didn’t report while he was under medical care in Michigan. The Seahawks have put him on the non-football injury list now.

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The Seahawks started training camp without rookie defensive lineman Malik McDowell, who sustained injuries in an accident in Michigan a few weeks ago.

The accident involved an ATV, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Garafolo said McDowell suffered a concussion and facial injuries.

McDowell said via Twitter that his injuries are not life or career-threatening.

“I am doing well and expect to join my teammates in Seattle in the next few days,” McDowell said.

On Thursday, McDowell reported to camp and was placed on the non-football injury list. The extent of McDowell’s injuries are still not known, but his teammate Michael Bennett expressed concern.

Over the weekend, the team confirmed McDowell had been involved in an accident and had remained under the care of doctors in Michigan. The Seahawks said team physicians have been in constant contact with the doctors caring for McDowell.

“At this point it is important for Malik to stay home and rest,” the statement read. “We consider this a long term relationship and will do whatever is in the best interest of Malik. We look forward to Malik’s return to Seattle and will update you with any changes.”

Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that the accident happened a few weeks ago, according to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. Carroll declined to say what the long-term outlook is for McDowell at this point.

The team originally placed McDowell on its reserve/did not report list. Now that he’s reported, he’s been added to the 90-man roster. The Seahawks drafted McDowell at No. 35 overall, their first pick in this year’s draft.