Seahawks injury updates per Pete Carroll on Monday
By Lee Vowell
The Seahawks are beginning to limp through the season. Just like most other teams. According to coach Pete Carroll, here is the latest on Seattle’s injuries. Plus, Chris Carson?!
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave an update to Seattle’s injuries on Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk Show. And Chris Carson was among those named. You remember Carson, right? He’s the guy who still leads all Seahawks back in rushing yards. This, even though he has only played four games.
According to Carroll, Carson is “coming back…He has a chance to make it back. There’s a chance, yeah. He is doing remarkably well in his rehab.” What Carroll hinted at was that Carson could be back this season. This is a bit remarkable since I think many of us 12s assumed he would be out the entire year. The question is if Carson does come back, exactly how healthy will he be?
Carson can return after being on IR after eight weeks. Seattle can return two players that way. Carson may be one of them.
Carroll also said left guard Luke Joeckel will be returning this week or next. “That will be an interesting matchup to see if he can play with Duane on the left side,” Carool said. “We’ll see, and see what that means for (current left guard Ethan) Pocic. We’re still kind of in flux a little bit.” We certainly will have to see because Pocic has been pretty decent for a rookie. Joeckel is on a one-year deal. Pocic hasn’t been that much worse than Joeckel. I think the Seahawks should go with the young guy who will be with Seattle in 2018 and beyond. Because Joeckel will not be.
Earl Thomas should be back against the Atlanta Falcons this coming Monday night. Thomas has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury.
Kam Chancellor and Duane Brown may both be closer-to-game-time decisions. Chancellor suffered a stinger at the end of the Arizona Cardinals. (This after being completely beastly – in a good way – for most of the game.) Brown had his ankle rolled up.
Hopefully with a slightly extended break between a Thursday night game one week and a Monday night game the next, both players will be able to go.
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Sadly, as we all know, Richard Sherman is out for the year with an Achilles tear.