The 3-6 Seattle Seahawks need a victory in week 11 over NFC West rival Arizona. But Seattle might be limping into the matchup. Seven players missed practice on Wednesday but five of them missed due to various injuries. Seattle needs the team to be nearly completely healthy at this point to try to make a second half run for a playoff spot.
Among the group of players who sat out Wednesday are some crucial pieces of any success Seattle might have. Left tackle Duane Brown injured his hip in week 10 and missed the fourth quarter against the Packers. He wasn’t able to go Wednesday.
Jamarco Jones replaced Brown against Green Bay but he too was unable to practice Wednesday. Jones has some sort of back injury. Potentially not having Brown is bad enough but without his backup as well? Cards edge rusher Chandler Jones might get 6 sacks in week 11.
DK Metcalf who has been dealing with a foot injury for most of the season also missed practice. Hopefully, this was just as a precaution and Metcalf will be fine for Sunday.
Many Seahawks miss practice on Wednesday ahead of week 11
The same can be said for tight end Gerald Everett who has a groin issue. Everett had his best game as a Seahawk in week 10 with 8 catches and has the ability to catch and run and might be a valuable option for Russell Wilson.
Kerry Hyder, Jr. was fifth injured Seahawk to miss Wednesday. Hyder, Jr. has a calf issue but is expected to be able to play Sunday. So are right guard Gabe Jackson and edge rusher Carlos Dunlap who missed practice simply for rest.
This list doesn’t even include Chris Carson who hasn’t been activated from IR yet and more and more is looking like he might not be for the rest of the season. He has a neck injury.
Four players – Alex Collins, Cody Barton, Brandon Shell and Ryan Neal – were limited in practice. Neal suffered a concussion in week 10 so his status for Sunday’s game might be a game-time decision.
The Cardinals have some injury woes as well and star receiver DeAndre Hopkins is unlikely to play in week 11. However, quarterback Kyler Murray did practice (he was listed as limited) and there is a chance he plays and that would be bad for the Seahawks.