Seahawks announce final injury updates for Cardinals game

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Cornerback Richard Sherman (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 24: Cornerback Richard Sherman (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

The Seahawks are working with a short week. Seattle is dealing with injuries to key players for Thursday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Here is who is in and who is out for Seattle.


Some of these players are obvious. Luke Joeckel is still dealing with his knee cleanup and is out for at least a couple more weeks. In his place, Ethan Pocic has played pretty well, especially for a rookie. Is Pocic great now? No. But he shows enough promise that Joeckel may not play when he returns.

Marcus Smith suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Redskins and is out. Dion Jordan, though, appears likely to play his first downs as a Seahawk. Jordan will be rusty, but has potential. He should be interesting to watch.

Eddie Lacy has an injured groin and is not going to play. He did not go long against the Redskins. Thomas Rawls will start in Lacy’s stead. Where is Chris Carson when you need him?


Earl Thomas will probably not play against Arizona. There used to be a time when Thomas never missed a game. This changed last year, unfortunately. The safety missed Sunday versus the Redskins and is likely out Thursday. Seattle is not good when Thomas doesn’t play. Something to keep in mind.


Richard Sherman is having problems with his Achilles. He did not practice on Wednesday. Officially listed as questionable, Sherman will probably play Thursday. Thank goodness.

Sheldon Richardson missed the Redskins game. He is expected to be able to go against Arizona. This is good as Arizona will want to run the ball a lot.

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Paul Richardson is dealing with a groin issue. According to the Seahawks, though, Richardson should play Thursday.