Seahawks OTAs: Seattle’s injury concerns are few

The Seahawks are a good team but one that can afford few key injuries. To start organized team activities, coach Pete Carroll updated Seattle’s bumps and bruises.

Organized team activities continued for the Seahawks on Tuesday. Seattle is a mostly healthy group but they still have key players nicked up with bumps and bruises and possibly worse. The team cannot afford to lose key players to long-term injuries. Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll updated the players who are banged up for Seattle.

Chris Carson had surgery to his knee

OK, look. It is only May. Whoever Seattle is choosing to hold out because of offseason surgery is not a real concern right now. But Chris Carson having a knee issue is a concern. Maybe this was just a scope to clean up some issues, but Seattle has to have a completely healthy Carson going into 2019 to be really good.

According to Carroll, Carson had “a little bit of work done.” Hopefully this is nothing serious and he is fine by September. Otherwise, Rashaad Penny just became a whole lot more important and that isn’t a good thing.

Ziggy Ansah could be back week one or not until, you know…whenever

Carroll said newly acquired edge rusher Ziggy Ansah could be back by week one. Literally what Carroll said was, “He’s got a long process to get back.” That doesn’t sound overwhelmingly positive. Still, Seattle didn’t sign Ansah to be great in week one. They signed him to be great in the last half of the season. As long as Ansah can play healthy and well in weeks 8 through 17, Seattle should be fine.

Other players held out

Seattle also held out Jarran Reed (core muscle), Bradley McDougald (knee) and Delano Hill (hip) on Tuesday. These are not long-lasting concerns and simply players with no need to rush back for the Seahawks. That said, if Reed and McDougald, specifically, cannot play in week one, there will be issues in Seattle.