Here is one positive, at least the Seattle Seahawks aren’t starting the regular season this week because they are already dealing with lots of injuries.
One thing we should hope is that many of the players being held out of the Seahawks first preseason game of 2022, which is against the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Saturday, are simply being held out because there is no real need to play them and risk greater injury to something that might be minor.
That said, one area Seattle is definitely having an issue with is at cornerback. And the injuries there seem to be the kind that would have held players out of real games too. On Saturday, the Seahawks going to be very thin at CB.
2021 starter Sidney Jones IV has a concussion and won’t play against the Steelers. Neither will veteran but new-to-Seattle Artie Burns. Burns has a groin injury and for a player that relies on quick turns to cover receivers, an issue with a groin muscle can last a long time. To me, while Burns has taken starter reps in training camp, he should be borderline to make the roster as it is.
Seahawks have injury concerns entering preseason game versus Steelers
Jordyn Brooks won’t play because of a hamstring. At least Brooks’ injury is one where he could probably play if this was Week 1. He likely is being kept out as a precaution.
The same can be said of Rashaad Penny. While he is listed with a groin injury, this doesn’t seem to be of grave concern as he has been practicing. Penny should be one of the biggest pieces of Seattle’s run game in 2022 and keeping him healthy now is much more important than risking him to further hurt.
L.J. Collier has so far been pretty much a first-round bust and needs to prove himself this season. He drew rave reviews early in training camp but will miss the game versus the Steelers with an elbow injury he suffered in the mock game.
Receiver Marquise Goodwin, also borderline to make the team, has a hamstring injury. He purely relies on speed so the hamstring injury could keep him from making the team.