Pete Carroll’s presser on Tuesday provided us with an injury update on the Seattle Seahawks. There were some definite highlights that need to be passed along.
The biggest news is that Robert Turbin, the team’s 3rd down and 2-minute drill back, has high ankle sprain and will miss considerable time. This explains why the Seahawks are bringing in veteran Fred Jackson.
Pete Carroll called Turbin’s injury “significant.” This is clearly different than when he calls injuries “legit.” I just have no idea what the difference is.
Turbin’s injury typically has a 6-8 week recovery time. That means he could land on injured reserve or simply be cut. He is in the final year of his contract, so there isn’t as much incentive to keep him on IR this season.
The other big piece of news, and one that will make Seahawks fans very happy, is that Earl Thomas is no longer wearing a red “no contact” jersey in practice. He can now fully participate in practice, and remains on track to play Week 1.
The Seahawks got some other good news as well. Chris Matthews is back, and Tarvaris Jackson will be back for Week 1. It seems the Seahawks are starting to get healthy at just the right time.
Pete Carroll also confirmed Mike Morgan injured his hamstring last week and is out for Thursday’s game against the Raiders. This isn’t exactly news, but it is now official.
When asked if there was any update on Kam Chancellor’s holdout, Carroll only needed two words to provide and update: “umm, no.” That pretty much is all there is left to say about Chancellor’s situation.
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