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Pete Carroll coaches game with stitched-up face after getting doinked by a football

Yahoo! Sports logo Yahoo! Sports 9/22/2019 Jack Baer

Pete Carroll standing in front of a football field: Pete Carroll needed some medical attention before the Seahawks took on the Saints. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) © Provided by Oath Inc. Pete Carroll needed some medical attention before the Seahawks took on the Saints. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The Seattle Seahawks’ injury report for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints wasn’t limited to players, as the camera quickly showed head coach Pete Carroll sporting stitches on his nose.

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The reason for the facial injury: Carroll had been hit in the face with a football during pregame.

Thankfully, a well-placed camera captured the incident. The culprit was Seahawks rookie linebacker Cody Barton, who seemed to be throwing a ball to an assistant coach before Carroll ran in the way.

The Seahawks took Barton out of Utah in the third round of the 2019 NFL draft. You have to figure his throwing arm was not a reason behind the selection.

Let’s face it, if there was an NFL coach who would get hit in the face with a football, need stitches, then run out with his team without missing a beat, it was always going to be Pete Carroll.

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