Last weekend, it appeared as if the Seahawks were finally bitten by the dreaded injury bug. Aaron Curry, Marcus Trufant, Chris Clemons, and Brandon Mebane were all injured, which allowed the Chargers to march up and down the field in the second half. Mike Williams injured his shoulder, but was eventually able to return.
News regarding the Seahawks changes almost daily, but none of the aforementioned players should miss any significant time.
Aaron Curry, who suffered a hamstring injury, has practiced this week and is expected to play on Sunday.
Brandon Mebane has been limited with a calf injury, but it doesn’t appear to be anything too serious. He may be limited on Sunday, but the injury shouldn’t prevent him from playing. If Mebane is unable to play, expect to see Craig Terrill active and on the field Sunday.
Marcus Trufant hurt his ankle against the Chargers and is the most questionable of the group. He said he felt okay following last Sunday’s game, but has been limited in practice all week. His absence obviously affected Seattle’s defense last week. According to several reports, Trufant will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Mike Williams and Chris Clemons both suffered minor injuries and should be okay to play. Both players practiced this week and should be able to contribute in St. Louis.
Williams was wearing a no-contact jersey earlier in the week, but he shouldn’t be limited against the Rams. Everything I’ve read seems to confirm he’ll be ready on Sunday. Pete Carroll did tell reporters that newly acquired wide receiver Brandon Stokley will play against the Rams, however, so Williams’ playing time could be reduced.
If the Seahawks can find a way to get out of St. Louis injury-free and victorious, the team will head into their bye week in relatively good shape.