Former Michigan State DT Malik McDowell reportedly might never play football again after ATV accident

It’s possible that former Michigan State defensive tackle Malik McDowell’s NFL career will be over before it starts.

McDowell, drafted in April by the Seattle Seahawks, suffered a head injury last month in an ATV accident. He  initially said he would return to the field in the “near future,” but Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters the lineman would be out “quite a while.” Now, former NFL general manager Mike Lombardi reports that McDowell might never play again.

Here’s what Lombardi said Monday on his podcast, The Ringer NFL Show:

“The Malik McDowell kid that they drafted in the second round, he may not play football again. He’s really injured,” Lombardi said. “I hear from people around the league he may not play football again.”

McDowell played at Michigan State from 2014-16, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors in his final season in East Lansing. He was selected by the Seahawks in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Lombardi’s comments on McDowell come around the 19:45 mark of the podcast, which you can listen to here.

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