Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addressed his team’s injury situation during his Wednesday press conference.
And there are several. First off, Carroll said quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (concussion) will not practice today, but he still believes that the 35-year-old veteran will play on Sunday. However, he wants backup Charlie Whitehurst and practice squad guy Zac Robinson to approach this week as if they will play on Sunday until told otherwise.
Defensive end Red Bryant suffered a MCL tear in his right knee and will have surgery tomorrow. Offensive guard Ben Hamilton, who has a history of concussions, suffered another one on Sunday that was strong enough that he has not been able to report back to the team’s facility, so team doctors strongly recommended that he stop playing this year.
Offensive tackle Russell Okung (ankle) and Tyler Polumbus (knee) will not practice today, so Chester Pitts will work with the first unit at left tackle and Mike Gibson will go at left guard.
Carroll did not rule out either player for Sunday, but said Gibson is the emergency tackle, although they could also elevate Breno Giacomini from the practice squad. Gibson said he can also play center, which means he could play all five position across the offensive line in a pinch for Seattle. Carroll said recent addition Chris White can also play center, along with guard.
Allen Barbre is the team’s backup guard.
Along with Bryant being out, Colin Cole (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday, so Junior Siavii will likely get the start at nose tackle and Kentwan Balmer will get the not at 5-tech replacing Bryant.
Both cornerbacks Kelly Jennings (hamstring) and Walter Thurmond (head) are expected to practice today. Brandon Mebane (calf) also is expected to practice today.
Fullback Michael Robinson (hamstring) will not practice today, leaving Seattle with no healthy fullback on the active roster, although they could always elevate Chris Henry from the practice squad.
Both Golden Tate (ankle) and Mike Williams (knee) will not practice today, and Tate is doubtful for Sunday’s game.
As expected, Carroll also confirmed that the team will not put in a claim for WR Randy Moss. Several news outlets are now reporting the Tennessee Titans got Moss.Seahawks 12th Man Army has now gone mobile! Go to http://www.noticeorange.com/r/Seahawks12thManArmy to get an app for your phone. It's free and it has alerts so that you'll know whenever Seahawks 12th Man Army has anything new. What could be better?
Tags: Allen Barbre, Brandon Mebane, Charlie Whitehurst, Chester Pitts, Chris Henry, coach pete carroll, Colin Cole, Injury Situation, Junior Siavii, Kelly Jennings, Kentwan Balmer, Leaving Seattle, Matt Hasselbeck, Mcl Tear, Mike Gibson, Old Veteran, Polumbus, Practice Squad, seahawks head, Team Doctors
Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..