Seattle Seahawks injury report – Week 1 SEA vs STL


The Seattle Seahawks released their final injury report before leaving for St Louis for the season opener and thankfully it was a short one.

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We can all take a deep breath, Seahawks fans. Compared to other teams in the league, the Seahawks have made it out of preseason looking really good on the injury front.

Going into St Louis for week 1 of the season, the lingering injuries from last year are mostly a thing of the past. Other than those few players on the PUP list, which include Paul Richardson and Jeremy Lane, the rehabbing is done and players seem ready to roll.

Safety Earl Thomas met with the media yesterday and addressed how difficult it was for him mentally during his off season recovery process and how much he is looking forward to getting back on the field. Thomas will continue to wear the harness on his shoulder that he wore at the end of last year. He says he is not worried about taking hits and has no limitations.

Earl Thomas (29) Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When asked if Thomas ever had any doubt he’d play in the opening game, his answer was simple, “I got to keep the streak alive.” Thomas has said before that the last sports competition he had missed was in little league when he was a kid.

The injury report released today was thankfully very short and not concerning. It looks as though all players that were on the report Wednesday will return with the exception of linebacker Mike Morgan, who is fighting a hamstring injury. Coach Pete Carroll stated that he expects Morgan to return by week 2. Carroll said quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, tight end Cooper Helfet, & wide receiver Chris Matthews are all available on Sunday.

Carroll also stated today that new acquired RB Fred Jackson and S Kelcie McCray are ready to play and will be utilized.

So 12s, other than Kam Chancellor and what feels like his never ending hold out, it looks as though the Seahawks have all hands on deck for what’s bound to be a slobberknocker against the Rams. With that very strong defense and the trick plays St Louis head coach Jeff Fisher is known for, we may need all those hands to keep this game going in the right direction.

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