Seahawks mid-week injury updates for Cardinals game
By Lee Vowell
At least the Seahawks are not losing more key players going into the final regular season game of 2017. Seattle has had such a terrible year with players being hurt. Here is where Seattle stands mid-week with the pains.
First the negative, the Seahawks will not have running back Chris Carson available against Arizona. After Pete Carroll hinted the last few weeks that Carson might be on the verge on returning, he hasn’t. And it doesn’t look like he will even if Seattle gets to the playoffs.
Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk Show that Carson “is not quite there, unfortunately.” Coming from the usually positive head coach, this means 12s can look forward to seeing Carson next in 2018.
Luke Joeckel injured his foot against the Dallas Cowboys but seems to be good to play against the Arizona Cardinals this week. Joeckel actually had a decent game against the Cowboys. Well, at least comparatively speaking. Overall in 2017, Joeckel has the lowest grade of his career, according to Pro Football Focus, at 44.7.
Joeckel probably will not return to Seattle in 2018. And if he does, it will be nowhere near the $8 million he is making this season.
Other than Joeckel and Carson, Seattle has nothing new to report after the Dallas win. In fact, K.J. Wright returned after missing a week and was great in Dallas. Bobby Wagner looked much better than he did against the Los Angeles Rams.
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So while there still will be no Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor or Cliff Avril, at least Seattle isn’t losing more players at this point.