Seahawks Injury Report: Week 5 SEA v CIN


The Seattle Seahawks have a long list of players on the that haven’t practiced this week. There isn’t much hope that the Seahawks injury report will change much before game time Sunday.

It’s a trend Seahawks fans hope doesn’t continue. For the third week in a row, running back Marshawn Lynch didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday. He is listed as questionable and head coach Pete Carroll told the press on Wednesday that they are taking it day by day. One has to think that even if Lynch is healthy enough to play on Sunday in Cincinnati, that he would be at least somewhat limited.

If Lynch is unable to go on Sunday, the run game could be in trouble as running back Fred Jackson is also injured. Jackson injured his ankle in the Monday night game against the Detroit Lions. Carroll said he’s moving well on it but its unknown when he’ll be able to return.

Things could also get a little thin at corner back with neither Tye Smith nor Tharold Simon practicing. This is Smith’s first week on the report, listed with a hip injury. Simon, still fighting a toe injury, hasn’t played since week two.

Aug 21, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (92) celebrates after sacking Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (not pictured) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Defensive back Marcus Burley broke his thumb against the Lions. He’ll have surgery this week and his recovery time is unknown. This type of injury doesn’t often keep players out for long, and hope is Burley will return sooner than later.

Defensive end Demarcus Dobbs (shoulder) and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring) were also listed as unable to practice. This is the second week on the report for both players.

The good news is defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, who was unable to play in last week’s game with a groin injury, was back to full practice this week. He is expected to play Sunday.

Free safety Steven Terrell and wide receiver Ricardo Lockette were both back at practice this week. Lockett had to leave the game on Monday with shortness of breath. Carroll said he was back to full health this week.