Seahawks injury updates after Sunday’s loss
By Lee Vowell
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave updates on the health of several players today. One in particular is more concerning than the others. Who might not play against the Rams on Sunday?
The Seahawks cannot afford to lose Bobby Wagner for any length of time. Wagner might be the best defensive player in the NFL this year. When he was lost to injury against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, bad things followed. Specifically, the Jaguars were able to pick up a third-and-11 to run on the clock on a running play. Had Wagner been in the game, this probably would not have happened.
Wagner, though, re-injured his hamstring. He has been dealing with the injury for weeks now. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, Carroll said, “We are going to have to wait through the week. It will go all the way through Saturday to see how he does. Saturday, Sunday…all the way to game day.”
In week five Seattle defeated the Los Angeles Rams when they still had a healthy Wagner. And a healthy Richard Sherman. Seattle being without either is not promising in a must-win game in Seattle.
K.J. Wright is more likely to play. Wright suffered a concussion on Sunday but Carroll is optimistic Wright will go on Sunday.
Just imagine, the Seahawks in the fourth quarter were without Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Wagner, Wright and Cliff Avril. Still, Seattle almost won.
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Mike Davis might also be able to play Sunday. Davis was very good against a great Jaguars defense until his injury in the second half. Davis is far and away the best option Seattle has at running back right now. He will be needed against the Rams.