The Seahawks may be missing some key players in week four versus the Dolphins.
Seattle’s injury report seems to be looking a bit worse every week, or at least longer. The Seahawks could be missing some important players on Sunday in Miami. The Dolphins may not be a great team but any NFL team can beat another if one team is faced with several injuries.
Through the middle of the week, this is how the Seahawks fare with players being hurt.
Adams strained his groin in week three’s victory over the Cowboys and he had to leave the game. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Adams is still very sore and the team is taking a day-to-day approach with Adams’ injury. If there is any chance that Adams isn’t fully healthy, Seattle will likely hold him out since being healthy for the rest of the season is more important trying to play in week four.
Carson was injured on a dirty play by Cowboys defensive tackle Trysten Hill and suffered a minor knee sprain. Seattle’s top running back appears to be quickly overcoming the injury, however, and is likely to play in week four barring any setbacks.
Dunbar missed week three with a swollen knee and the Seattle defense suffered. Tre Flowers, who is Dunbar’s backup, played atrociously. In fact, Flowers had such poor play and bad luck that he had a sure interception bounce off of him into the hands of a Cowboy receiver.
Getting Dunbar back should improve Seattle’s pass defense quite a bit. According to Carroll, Dunbar is “holding on to a good thought” that he will play against the Dolphins.
Seattle’s rookie right guard injured his ankle in week three and limped off the field. Carroll stated after the game that the injury was not a high ankle sprain, though, and this is good as those types of sprains make for longer recovery times.
Carroll said that Lewis looked “pretty good” so that might mean Lewis has a real chance of playing on Sunday. The Seahawks might actually run a bit more against a bad Miami defense this week and Lewis is a terrific run blocker who will be needed.