The Seahawks injury report for week two versus Steelers features some hope but some sadness as well. Maybe Ziggy Ansah will actually play?
The NFL let us know where the Seahawks stood with injuries going into week two of the 2019 season and it isn’t great. Sure, Ziggy Ansah might play. Or he might not. But Seattle comes into the game less healthy than the Steelers and Pittsburgh gets the game at home. That’s a bad sign.
Who’s hurt and who might be less so? Here you are!
Ford hurt his calf in week one. He was great in preseason and pretty great in his rookie year of 2018. Ford is going to be really good for the Seahawks for a long time. Maybe just not on Sunday against Pittsburgh. I am going to assume that Ford is out. The interior of the defensive line might be a problem.
Thompson will either miss week two with a hamstring injury or because he has bruised pride. You remember Thompson, right? He was the guy who did this against the Bengals in week one.
Look, I am sure Thompson is a nice guy. But after the last season and one game, he has no business starting for the Seahawks. If he sits, whoever takes his place should be better than he has been.
Seattle’s special teams sniper hurt his hamstring in week one and is likely out a while. He hasn’t been counted on to play many snaps in the secondary and that is good. He will be missed on punt coverage, though. Hopefully, he is back in a few weeks but my feeling is that it is going to be a while before we see him on the field again.
Hunt is the backup center who just barely made the team anyway. I almost feel like if he were expected by Pete Carroll to play more he would be active. But Ethan Pocic can also play center. The fact that guard Mike Iupati will return this week and Pocic goes back to being a backup makes Hunt more likely to end up on the inactive list every week. Pocic can play guard and center.
Moore broke his arm in preseason and probably won’t be back for a few more weeks. When he returns, he will either be great or a dud. There is no in-between with Moore.
Ziggy Ansah is still showing up on this list though Carroll leads us to believe he might play. Of course, we thought that in week one too and…silence. Let’s hope Ansah lines up on one side and Jadeveon Clowney on the other and havoc wreaks.
L.J. Collier looks good to go, though. Carroll has said the 2019 first round choice has been getting closer and closer to playing. The Seahawks need all the help they can get week two so let’s hope Collier is active and productive.