Seattle Seahawks Injury Report: Team Healthy Heading in to NFC Championship Game


Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks center Max Unger (60) prepares to snap the football next to guard J.R. Sweezy (64) during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks injury report was very short on Thursday, as every player on the roster was a full participant.

After a year filled with long and extensive injury reports, today’s injury report was as short as possible. All members of the Seattle Seahawks were full participants in practice on Thursday.

That only applies to players on the active roster though. Jordan Hill and Paul Richardson were both placed on injured reserve since the regular season ended, and thus neither is available to play this week.

That means that everyone will be available this weekend. This includes Jeron Johnson, who dislocated his elbow in the regular season finale. Pete Carroll said before practice that Johnson needs more flexibility in his arm before he can play, but this is the second day in a row where he hasn’t been limited in practice.

It is also important to note that this includes cornerback Byron Maxwell. Maxie missed all of Saturday’s game with shortness of breathe. He also spent most of last week with an illness, and was expected to play and didn’t. There appears to be no linger issues with his health.

Also ready to go is center Max Unger. Unger injured his ankle late in the game when former Seahawk Colin Cole rolled up on Unger’s ankle. Unger had missed the final six games of the regular season with a high ankle sprain, so there was obvious worry that he had aggravated the injury.

Also practicing Thursday were Tony McDaniel (shoulder) and Justin Britt (knee). Both missed practice on Wednesday, but were back at full speed on Thursday. The pair are both expected to start on Sunday and play their full complement of defensive snaps.

The Packers are in a similar place as Seattle in terms of overall team health. Only four players were listed as “limited” for Thursday’s practice. There were no players who had to sit out.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to deal with his torn calf. Running back Eddie Lacy was added to the injury report with a sore knee. He was also limited in practice. Josh Boyd (ankle) and Josh Sitton (toe) were also limited.

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