Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin injures his ankle in camp
By Lee Vowell
Baldwin appears to injury his ankle on a catch in the Seahawks practice today. He walked around later. Seattle, though, must be holding its collective breath that the receiver is OK.
The Seattle Seahawks Pro Bowl receiver Doug Baldwin was injured during a tackle by K.J. Wright. Baldwin stayed on the ground for a short bit. But then he got up and walked around with no help. Later, he did not even seem to have a limp. Hopefully, this is a good sign.
The problem is we all know what the next day may bring to joints. The ankle could swell up overnight and mean more damage was done. Or the Seahawks could hold Baldwin out of camp on Friday as a precaution. Either way, it is August 10th and plenty of time for Baldwin to heal. If he needs to heal.
Baldwin may not be the best receiver in the league, though he is one of the best. What is difficult to imagine, though, is any pairing between receiver and quarterback being better than that between Russell Wilson and Baldwin.
Coach Pete Carroll was not available to the media today, so the extent of any injury to Baldwin is unknown. Carroll, ever the optimist, most likely will say that Baldwin is doing fine and will be back soon. That is if Baldwin even misses practice on Friday. There is no real reason either way for Baldwin to play in the first preseason game on Sunday. 12s should hope he is held out just because he does not need to play right now.
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Baldwin tied a record for receptions by a Seahawk last season with 94. He has now had two straight seasons of 1,000-plus yards for the Seahawks. Baldwin appears to have made himself into arguably the second-best receiver in Seahawks history. Seattle seems to have a deep pool of receivers, but one they cannot lose is Doug Baldwin.