Avril was ruled out for the remainder of the game by the Seahawks.
Avril is the second Seattle player to permanently leave the game with an injury, joining cornerback Jeremy Lane. Lane sustained an arm injury in the first quarter after intercepting a pass from New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
At the end of the third quarter, the Seahawks were leading the Patriots 24-14. The game was tied at 14 at halftime, and in the third quarter Steven Hauschka kicked a 27-yard field goal and Doug Baldwin had a three-yard touchdown catch.
- Molly Geary