Banged-up Seahawks’ injuries clearing up at cornerback
RENTON – Tharold Simon’s long-awaited NFL debut was short-lived, the second-year cornerback exiting Sunday’s game after injuring his ankle.
On Monday coach Pete Carroll characterized it as a mild sprain that may not keep Simon out for long, which is encouraging news given the injuries Seattle is already dealing with at that position.
“He has a chance,” Carroll said of Simon. “He’s popping around pretty good today, so he has a chance to get back this week.”
Carroll said Byron Maxwell could return as well after missing Sunday’s game with a calf strain, his absence pushing Simon into the starting lineup.
Jeremy Lane will resume practicing on Wednesday, having now missed the requisite six weeks from his placement on short-term injured reserve after hurting his groin in the opener. He still won’t be eligible to play until Week 10 at the earliest, though.
Cornerback is far from the only position at which Seattle is banged up as the Seahawks were missing several players Sunday, including a handful of starters.
Carroll said the team will know more about center Max Unger’s status later this week. Unger has missed the last two games with a foot strain.
Tight end Luke Willson could have played Sunday but was held out as a precaution after straining his groin in practice Wednesday. He had been starting in place of Zach Miller, who is still in a boot following ankle surgery and likely a few more weeks away from returning.