The Seahawks’ defense just took a big hit.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks broke his tibia during Seattle’s 21-7 win over the Vikings Monday night and will be out for the rest of the season, according to ESPN.
It’s a particularly tough blow for Kendricks, who was in his first game with the Seahawks after he served an eight-game suspension for insider trading.
Kendricks was with the Browns when he admitted to insider trading, which prompted his release. The Seahawks scooped him up from waivers, but had to wait out his suspension mandated by the NFL.
Kendricks, 28, could be sentenced to up to three years in prison, but he isn’t expected to be sentenced earlier than January. Until then, he was allowed to stay active on the Seahawks’ roster.
Prosecutors accused Kendricks of profiting more than $1 million from July 2014 to March 2015 on non-public information provided by investment banker and co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki, who received $10,000 and game tickets from Kendricks, who played for the Eagles at the time.