The Seahawks are still dealing with some terrible injuries. But the team might actually be getting healthier. Pete Carroll gave some updates on Monday.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave his weekly update of Seattle’s injuries on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk show on Monday. Among the players Carroll mentioned was Kam Chancellor. The safety is now definitely out for the season. Or as Carroll put it, “Kam, he’s not going to make it back. He’s not coming back this year.”
In more positive news, though, Carroll said both Shaquill Griffin and Mike Davis will be back this week. Both cornerback Griffin and running back Davis missed the 49ers game and missed almost all of the Atlanta Falcons game the week before. Griffin will be an improvement over Jeremy Lane. Davis could be an improvement over (enter running back name here – besides Chris Carson).
Speaking of Carson, Carroll said, “…there’s a chance in the next few weeks that he has a shot to come back.” Whether that happens is another story, of course, but if Carson could come back near full health he would be a boon to the offense.
Overall, though, Seattle’s injury situation seems to be getting better and not worse. Of course, now that I have jinxed it, something bad will happen on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. I wouldn’t mention names because that is just asking for pain.
We know Seattle is without Chancellor and Sherman for the rest of the year, but 12s have known that for two weeks. And the Seahawks have been without Griffin for most of that time too. And the defense has been pretty good.
Maybe there is hope for 2017 yet.