Several Seahawks were held out of practice on Wednesday for injury reasons. Should 12s be concerned?
The Seahawks are in good shape as far as injuries go. While other teams are suffering with key players being forced out for weeks, Seattle remains in a good place. This fairly good health has helped the team go 4-3 and build youthful depth.
On Wednesday, though, several Seattle players were held out of practice with health issues. Although, it seems most of the players were simply being rested to help with recovery. Like linebacker K.J. Wright who is still trying to get back to full health overcoming a knee scope.
Other Seahawks to miss practice were defensive end Dion Jordan (knee), guard Jordan Simmons, guard D.J. Fluker, cornerback Neiko Thorpe and safety Bradley McDougald.
One player who was able to fully participate was rookie defensive end Rasheem Green. Green has missed the last four games with an ankle injury. The rookie may still be too raw to really help Seattle much this year with pass rush. But Seattle will need all the help they can receive when they play Philip Rivers and the Chargers on Sunday.
Coach Pete Carroll said Jordan and Wright were given the day off. McDougald and Fluker would be a huge concern if either were to miss Sunday’s game. Fluker has been a surprise in how good he has played in 2018. McDougald has been Pro Bowl quality at safety. Both are likely to play, though.