The Seahawks lost for the second straight week Sunday versus the Vikings. But Seattle avoided any injuries that will affect upcoming games. It looked like Tyler Lockett and Jordyn Brooks had suffered injuries that would keep them out for some time but after the game we learned that things weren’t that bad.
Tyler Lockett landed funny after trying to catch a pass from Russell Wilson in the second half. He was down on the field for a bit but then walked off. It looked like his knee got twisted pretty badly but after a rest to check things on the sideline he re-entered the game.
Per head coach Pete Carroll, Lockett “his foot released just when it had to fortunately to save him.” Lockett is clearly a needed piece for the Seahawks offense and the most consistent receiver game-to-game. Without him, opposing defenses could solely focus on D.K. Metcalf and an already limited offense would be even more so.
Seahawks avoid major injuries versus Vikings
On defense, the worst injury happened to defensive lineman Kerry Hyder Jr. who suffered a concussion in the first quarter. Concussions can keep players out for several weeks sometimes, of course, and the Seahawks next faces Hyder Jr.’s old team, the San Francisco 49ers in a must-win game for Seattle. Hyder Jr. would likely have been extra motivated to face his former team. He probably won’t be doing that in week 4.
Linebacker Jordyn Brooks was carted off which made it seem as if he had a groin injury or hamstring injury. But Brooks came back into the game and, per Carroll, simply had bad leg cramps. Cody Barton played in Brooks’ place and was not that good.
Seattle did miss nickelback Marquise Blair during the game. Blair’s physical presence would have helped. But after not being listed on the injury report on Friday didn’t feel like he could go on Sunday as he was dealing with a knee injury.