The Seahawks got some very good news late in the week when Doug Baldwin was cleared to play. Baldwin has been out just 2 weeks since suffering a high ankle sprain. These types of injuries usually take 4-6 weeks to heal. Baldwin wont be 100% obviously, but having him back out there will be a big left for this offense.
LG James Carpenter has been ruled out for today’s game with a concussion. He missed Friday’s practice with an illness, but when checked out Saturday morning it was determined that he’d suffered a concussion. The teams hasn’t released when the concussion was suffered. I’ve seen speculation that it probably happened near the end of practice on Thursday.
With Carpenter out, John Moffitt will move back intot he starting lineup. Moffitt has been out since week 3 with a knee injury. The two guards, Seattle top 2 pick in the 2011 draft, have yet to play in the same game this season. I’m beginning to wonder if we have a Batman/Bruce Wayne situation going on here.
Joining Carpenter in the “out” catagory is WR Braylon Edwards. Edwards was a late scratch a week ago when he woke up with a suddenly swollen knee. The team doctors drained it, but then it re-swelled. He saw a specialist early in the week, but that was the last I head. He’s been out all week, but there hasn’t been an update on what’s going on.
Bryon Maxwell is the only other potential injury scratch. He’s listed at “Questionable” with a hamstring injury, and the decision on if his team will play will be made later today.