Seahawks Injuries: Latest from Carroll on DK, O-linemen and more
Oct 23, 2023, 12:33 PM | Updated: 4:37 pm
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The Seattle Seahawks got through Week 7 with a win, improving their record to 4-2 on the season, but their roster remains significantly banged up.
The headliner of Seattle’s lengthy list of injuries right now is star wide receiver DK Metcalf, who missed his first game in five NFL seasons Sunday due to hip and rib issues. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addressed the Pro Bowler’s status during his weekly Seattle Sports on Monday, a day after the Hawks beat the Cardinals 20-10 at Lumen Field.
“He’ll see what it feels like to move around on Wednesday with the trainers and all that, and we’ll just take it one step at a time,” Carroll said.
Essentially, it sounds like Metcalf’s availability for next Sunday’s matchup with the Cleveland Browns is still up in the air.
“I would expect he’ll do everything to make himself available,” Carroll said of Metcalf. “If it can happen, it will. … He’s doing everything he can, he’s as tough as you can get and he’s as physical as you can get and will put up with whatever.”
The Seahawks coach touched on several other players dealing with injuries during Monday’s Pete Carroll Show. Let’s detail those updates.
Latest on Hawks injuries
• Standout veteran outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu missed the second half of Sunday’s win with a strained pectoral muscle and may be done for the year. Carroll didn’t have much of an update Monday morning, though his comments did make it sound like Nwosu was unlikely to play in Week 8. It turned out much worse when Carroll had more information to share during his usual Monday afternoon press conference. For more details, read the story at this link.
During The Pete Carroll Show, the coach praised second-year OLB Boye Mafe for playing well in Nwosu’s absence.
“Boye’s doing a fine job and and we’re gonna need him, you know. ‘Chenna’ got banged up in this game, I’m not sure, I don’t have the final results from the docs yet but those (other outside linebackers) are gonna have to play more at least in the next next week we think.”
• Rookie running back Zach Charbonnet was inactive against the Cardinals due to a hamstring issue, but it sounds like he is in line to return for the game against the Browns. Carroll said he saw the UCLA product running Monday morning at Seahawks headquarters.
“He’s running and working to get back. He’ll have a chance this week. We’ll see what happens,” Carroll said.
• Seattle’s offensive line has been hit hard by injuries this season. What’s the latest there? Carroll said he’s waiting until Wednesday to hear the latest on tackle Abraham Lucas, who is on injured reserve with a knee injury suffered in Week 1. Center/guard Evan Brown, however, could return in Week 8 after missing Sunday with a hip injury.
“Evan’s another guy who’s got chance. He’ll be limited and we’ll see if by the end of the week he’s feeling good enough to play,” Carroll said. “He wanted to play last week but we just couldn’t, he couldn’t do it. He’s very, very tough on himself and he’ll overcome whatever he’s dealing with as best as he can. … He’s a good ballplayer. We’ll see if he can come back to us.”
• Carroll mentioned a few other names in quick succession who the Seahawks are hoping to get back: rookie running back Kenny McIntosh (on IR with a knee injury), veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters (practice squad, quad issue), wide receiver Dee Eskridge (is now eligible to return from a six-game suspension but suffered a knee injury in preseason) and nose tackle Austin Faoliu.
“McIntosh will be getting close – he’s ready to go. Jason Peters, ready to go. That’s exciting for us, let these guys try to compete if we decide to practice them. Eskridge comes back this week, (has) a chance if everything fits right by Wednesday. So we’ve got some real good, positive things happening. Austin Faoliu, he’s got a chance to come back. He had one play in (training) camp and got hurt, so we haven’t even seen him yet. We have some exciting things, just to see guys coming back is a good boost for us.”
The Pete Carroll Show airs live at 9:30 a.m. each Monday on Seattle Sports following Seahawks Sunday games. Listen to this week’s full show at this link or in the player near the top of this post.
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