The Seahawks are too banged up going into week two. Here is the latest on Seattle’s injuries going into the Monday Night Football matchup with the Chicago Bears.
Let’s be honest, Seahawks fans. Thursday’s injury report is just as dismal as Monday’s. Doug Baldwin, our current favorite Stanford graduate, is still out and not likely to return any time soon. According to coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday, “We’ll wait and see, we don’t know yet. It could be a couple of weeks.”
There are a couple of other Seattle players struggling with injury, but Baldwin is the key offensively. Quarterback Russell Wilson simply looked lost a couple of times on third down without his top receiver on the field.
Carroll still doesn’t think Baldwin’s injury is a long-term problem. But Baldwin is dealing with a knee issue – a sprained MCL – and for a receiver who relies on cuts and quickness, this is a concern.
Carroll also said he is unsure if linebacker K.J. Wright will be ready for Monday’s game. Wright is running and doing drills and Seattle may be thankful Wright has an extra day to recover. And I think Seahawks fans realized after Sunday just how good Wright is. On Sunday, neither Shaquem Griffin or Austin Calitro were anywhere near the quality that Wright provides.
Wright and Baldwin were all listed as doubtful on the latest official injury reports. Guard D.J. Fluker is listed as questionable but hopes to play Monday. It is probably too early to guess if he will.
Unfortunately, Frank Clark was also listed on the injury report on Tuesday with an elbow issue. It is too horrible to fathom he won’t play on Monday. The Seahawks pass rush is bad enough already. Without Clark, it may be non-existent.