Seahawks Suffered 3 Injuries vs Arizona


Injuries are an unfortunate part of any football game. Obviously, coming away from any game healthy is one of the goals, but rarely does it happen.

The Seahawks suffered 3 significant injuries on Sunday, but none present long term problems.

Sept. 9, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) reacts after a call was made in the first quarter against Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Hilderbrand-US PRESSWIRE

CB Richard Sherman was in a walking boot after the game, but he said today that it wasn’t serious that he’ll play this week against the Cowboys.

LT Russell Okung suffered a bone bruise in his knee. He suffered in the injury early in the 2nd quarter, and continued to play until the final drive. He said that it just felt worse and worse as the game went on.  The injury definitely effected his speed during the game, as he became increasingly ineffective against the speed rush by the Cardinals.

He was walking on it post-game, but moving very slowly. His status for this week is uncertain at this point, but he is unlikely to practice until late in the week, if at all. If Okung can’t play, I expect Paul McQuistan to move outside to LT, and John Moffitt to play LG.

Charly Martin suffered a bruised lung on the fade pass in his direction at the end of game. He was still in the hospital and did not fly home with the team. Martin wont be available for at least the next 2 weeks, leaving the Seahawks seriously short at WR.

If Golden Tate is not ready to return from his knee injury, don’t be surprised to see the Seahawks look for help at WR this week. The obvious choice would be to sign Richardo Lockette from the practice squad.