Seahawks Injuries: Pete Carroll’s positive news on Darrell Taylor and more
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll joined 710 ESPN Seattle’s Mike Salk for the weekly Pete Carroll Show on Monday morning to discuss Sunday’s overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The head coach also provided several updates on injured players. Here’s a look at what he had to say.
Darrell Taylor update
Before diving into the specifics about the Seahawks’ loss, Carroll started with arguably the most important piece of news he could, which is the status of defensive end Darrell Taylor.
Late in the game, Taylor was assisting with a tackle when it appeared he took a shot to the neck. He was on the ground for a few minutes before he was stabilized, taken away on a stretcher and transported via ambulance to a local hospital.
Carroll said Taylor had a “real positive report” with his CT scans but still has more tests to do.
“But the initial return is he didn’t have any major damage at all and he feels good,” Carroll said, adding that he talked to Taylor on Monday morning.
While it appears Taylor has dodged a major injury, it’s too early to say when he’s going to be able to play next.
“I don’t know what to say about that. Give us another couple days here with the tests and stuff and we’ll see what happens. I don’t know,” Carroll said of Taylor’s status.
Taylor wasn’t the only Seahawks player to suffer an injury against the Steelers, with both running back Alex Collins and left guard Damien Lewis knocked out of the game.
For Lewis, he suffered a shoulder injury that prompted Jamarco Jones to play in his place. Carroll said “we’ll have to wait and see” on Lewis regarding playing in Week 7 but added that Lewis is extremely tough.
Collins, meanwhile, was hurt early in the fourth quarter with a hip/glute injury and didn’t return, leaving DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer as the healthy running backs due to Chris Carson being on injured reserve.
Collins “got banged around,” Carroll said Monday, but added “he’s not out of it” for next Monday’s game against New Orleans.
What does help the Seahawks is that even if Collins is out, they’re getting running back Rashaad Penny back off injured reserve, Carroll said. Penny will practice and play next week.
Listen to Monday’s edition of The Pete Carroll Show at this link or in the player below.