Update on Seattle Seahawks injuries: One back and two still missing
First, the good news. Tight end Noah Fant, one of six players to begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list (PUP), passed his physical on Sunday and is returning to practice. The good thing about the PUP list in training camp and preseason is that players can be activated at any point. Once the season starts, though, that's when players must be held out for four games at least.
The bad part is that running backs Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet have missed recent practices due to injury issues. Walker has missed three out of the four training camp practices with a groin injury. Charbonnet has missed the last two because of something going on with his shoulder.
Head coach Pete Carroll said after Sunday's practice that Walker is week to week at this point. If I had to guess what that means for the preseason, I would think Walker doesn't play in any of the three warm-up games before Week 1. At least the Seahawks know what Walker can do based on his 2022 production so missing the preseason shouldn't be that big of a concern.
Charbonnet might be the bigger worry at this point. Shoulder injuries can be tricky. It is unclear when Charbonnet hurt the shoulder and Carroll just said the injury "crept up on him." That seems odd. Carroll had no timetable for the running back's return. Charbonnet, if healthy, is likely to be RB2 in the running back rotation.