In Sunday’s win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Seahawks watched two players suffer injuries, though both should be able to play soon.
Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and defensive end Red Bryant both left the game with injuries but they are ahead of schedule in their recovery process and may be able to play sooner than originally anticipated.
Kearse left the game in the second quarter with a sprained ankle. After heading to the locker room to get the injury examined further, he returned to the sidelines to watch his team rout the Jaguars, 45-17.
On Monday, head coach Pete Carroll addressed the media.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer noted that Carroll had an update regarding Kearse’s injury:
“He was getting around pretty well today (Monday),” Carroll said. “From what I heard leaving the stadium yesterday, he got rid of the boot and all that. So he was trying to show us that he was ready to go. So we’ll see what happens.”
Kearse has three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown through three games this season. His three receptions rank eighth on the Seahawks. The team leader is Golden Tate with 10 for 158 yards, though Tate has not yet caught a touchdown pass this year.
Bryant left Sunday’s game with back spasms, though they are not considered severe.
The Seattle Times said that Carroll believes Bryant will play on Sunday.
“He’s got a sore back today (Monday), kind of stiff and all that, got in an awkward position and just tweaked it so he’s got muscle spasms,’’ Carroll said. “Usually those can get taken care of in three or four days, so he should be all right.”
Bryant has four total tackles (two solo) and no sacks this season. The team leader in total tackles is Bobby Wagner with 24 and the leader in sacks is Michael Bennett with 2.5.
The Seahawks play the Houston Texans on Sunday, the beginning of a tough month on the road for the Hawks. Four of their next five games will be on the road.