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Seahawks rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp

Rookie Seahawks safety Marquise Blair is recovering from back spasms. (Getty)

By TIM BOOTH
AP Sports Writer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – None of the Seattle Seahawks’ top three draft picks were on the practice field Wednesday.

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Wide receiver DK Metcalf had minor knee surgery and safety Marquise Blair was dealing with back spasms.

The two second-rounders joined first-round selection L.J. Collier on the medical report and added to the long list of ailments that have plagued Seattle’s rookie class during training camp. Collier suffered a significant ankle sprain in the early days of camp.

Coach Pete Carroll believes Metcalf will have a short recovery, though his status for the start of the season is in question.

Along with the injuries to the top three picks, Seattle has yet to see fourth-round pick Phil Haynes (sports hernia) and sixth-rounder Demarcus Christmas (back) on the field due to their injuries.

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