The Seattle Seahawks escaped their first week match up with no major injuries. Heading into week 2, that trend seems to continue.
Last week in the NFL was a rough one for many teams. The list of starters with injuries grew substantially after week 1, including Dallas Cowboys star wide receiver Dez Bryant, who broke his foot. Luckily the Seahawks made it out of St Louis with no major injuries from the game. That in its self is a huge positive heading into Green Bay for week 2.
It looks as though the hamstring issue that has been haunting linebacker Mike Morgan is still a problem. He hasn’t practiced this week and is already ruled out for the game in Green Bay.
Sep 13, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) looks on during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome. The Rams defeated the Seahawks 34-31 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Cornerback Tharold Simon, who did not play in week 1, also didn’t practice this week with a toe issue. Head coach Pete Carroll said they were being cautious with Simon and he is expected to play in week 2.
Linebacker Bobby Wagner, defensive end Michael Bennett, and fullback Will Tukuafu were limited this week with ankle and foot injuries, but there doesn’t seem to be any question that they will play on Sunday. Running back Marshawn Lynch took his now routine Wednesday off. All were listed as having a full practice on Thursday.
Linebacker Bruce Irvin and tackle Garry Gilliam were new additions to the injury report on Thursday due to rib injuries. Irvin didn’t practice at all, and Gilliam was limited. Defensive end Demarcus Dobbs also was absent from practice on Thursday with a back injury. We will have to wait to hear from Carroll to know the extent of those injuries and if there is any chance they will miss the game on Sunday.
Finally, lets not forget Kam Chancellor’s “contract injury”. We are heading into week 7 of Kam’s absence from the team. Odd thing with this injury is that instead of getting better with time, it seems to be getting worse. Luckily for Seahawks fans, the rehab could be short and quick, as easy as a phone call.
It’s only week 2 and I’m not one for counting chickens before they hatch, but so far Seattle hasn’t been bitten by the injury bug. We can only hope that trend continues.
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