Seahawks injuries going into preseason week 3 vs Chiefs
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks lost starting left tackle George Fant for the season last week against the Minnesota Vikings with a torn ACL. Other players for Seattle are dealing with issues. Here’s the latest.
I know. It’s only the preseason. But it’s funny small injuries can add up to big problems heading into the season. Fant’s loss was a big one. Other Seahawks are hurting as well. One thing is for sure, though, Seattle can ill-afford any more major injuries.
Wright was either on vacation last week. Or in his hotel room hanging out watching the game. Possibly he went to Switzerland to see Sidney Rice’s old doctor. Wright has been dealing with a knee issue since training camp, according to the linebacker. He had something done last week but was back at practice Monday. Coach Pete Carroll said he could have played last week, but obviously there was no need for him to.
For a player who has missed four (four!) games in six years, any time missed by Wright is alarming for 12s. Wright seems OK, though, so all is good in the world.
Paul Richardson and Doug Baldwin
The receivers appear to have minor injuries. Richardson was completely held out of last Friday’s game. Baldwin played limited snaps. In those reps, though, Baldwin was fantastic.
Richardson suffered a sprained ACL joint in his shoulder against the Chargers in preseason week one. The injury looked more serious than it was apparently. Richardson has not missed any practice.
The running back just cannot seem to stay healthy. He missed Friday’s game because of a groin injury. Carroll is hoping Prosise can play a bit against the Chiefs, however. At this point, Prosise is probably fortunate he played well in limited games last year. With his injury history, he might be battling for a roster spot otherwise.
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Lane started off extremely well in training camp by all accounts, but hasn’t played a lot lately. Lane continues to recover from injury. He did play some snaps against the Vikings, though, and should play against the Chiefs.