Adams suffered a concussion early in Seattle's 24-3 win while attempting to bring down Giants quarterback Daniel Jones on a second-down scramble, when Jones' knee made contact with the safety's helmet. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that he expected Adams to be back following the team's upcoming by in time to play the Bengals in Week 6.
"He's going to be OK," Carroll said. "You saw, he got kicked in the head, and so he misses this game. But the preparation to get him to this and then the week coming off, he's going to be fine, I'm sure, and he'll be back out there. It's just a little glitch right now."
"Frustrating start. But all of the work he did to get here is what preps him for the next time coming around. And he's going to be a big part of what we're doing."
The 27-year-old needed time getting to his feet and looked visibly woozy before being evaluated in Seattle's blue tent and heading to the locker room. Seattle ruled him out for the rest of the contest shortly after. NFL Network Insider Mike Garafolo reported Adams was arguing with the red hat (unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant) while in the medical tent prior to being taken to the locker room.
"He had a concussion, couldn't play," Carroll said. "By the time they got all the assessments done, he couldn't play. Somebody said something that wasn't with us. Was somebody else around that he might've responded to. I'm not sure about that."
Injuries robbing the three-time Pro Bowler of time on the field has unfortunately become a common theme since the Seahawks traded multiple picks, including two first-rounders, for Adams in July 2020.
Adams reached the Pro Bowl that year, but the following season a torn labrum forced him out of five contests, and in Week 1 of 2022 a torn quad knocked him out for the season.
Tonight was his first appearance since that injury.
He made an impression -- even if short-lived -- logging two tackles and a QB pressure, but an impact beyond that will now be delayed even further.