The Seattle Seahawks already fairly thin wide receiver group got a bit thinner on Thursday in Seattle's 24-13 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in preseason Week 1. Heading into the game, Seattle was already without veteran Cody Thompson. But Seattle lost two other receivers in the contest.
Head coach Pete Carroll gave updates to injured as best he could post-game. As far as the players who didn't play during the game - defensive lineman Cameron Young and receiver Thompson - Carroll couldn't really give a timetable on their returns.
As far as Cody Thompson is concerned, Carroll said the receiver had some kind of groin tightness on Wednesday and the team decided to hold him out just to let him rest. Thompson has been around the team for a few years now and Carroll and the coaching staff know basically what he can do. He's not going to catch many (or maybe any) passes, but he's solid on special teams.
Injury updates after the Seattle Seahawks preseason Week 1 victory
As far as Young goes, Carroll said simply that he had a "calf strain" that he got a few days ago and it is unknown on his return. Of course, for a defensive lineman who needs to push into an opposing blocker, having healthy legs is a must. Young could possibly be out for a couple of weeks until he is right.
For the players hurt during the game, Cade Johnson's looked their worse as he had some kind of head injury at first glance. Concussions are dangerous and not fun, but Johnson appears to have avoided something worse. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center to be checked out for a head and neck injury but Carroll said there were no "findings."
Receiver Dee Eskridge, who has a litany of injuries over the years he's been with the Seahawks, was hurt on the first play of the game. The Seahawks kicked off to the Vikings and Eskridge "twisted" his knee. He did manage to return to the sidelines but his knee was wrapped.
Eskridge, of course, is suspended for the first six games of the 2023 season due to a domestic situation this offseason. He's borderline to make the team due to his injury history and his poor player when he does make it onto the field. Plus, Jake Bobo might be pushing Eskridge off the roster too.