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Al Woods "Feels Good" And Other Seahawks Injury Updates From Pete Carroll

Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.


The Seahawks were fortunate to come out of last week's win over the Cardinals without any significant new injuries, and they're also hoping to get some players back from injuries soon, among them starting nose tackle Al Woods.

Woods, who left Seattle's Week 5 game in New Orleans with a knee injury, is expected to practice Wednesday, and Carroll said Woods, "feels good" after taking last week off.

Also missing last week's game was guard Gabe Jackson, and his status heading into Week 7 is less clear due to the hip injury that took him out of the New Orleans game.

"We don't know anything today," Carroll said. "We'll just go day-to-day."

Carroll also gave updates on several players who are trying to get back from the Physically Unable to Perform List or from Injured Reserve.

Second-year corner Tre Brown, who is on the PUP list, the result of the knee injury that ended his rookie season, is "really starting to go," Carroll said. "He's really close. He's running really fast, he's changing direction, it's just, can he endure it and he keep coming back? He's not very far away now. I would say we're a couple of weeks away maybe and he should really be fighting to get back out there. I'm really excited to see him. I loved when he was playing for us, he did a really good job, and to add him to the competition would be great."

Running back Travis Homer, who has missed the past three games with a rib injury, is eligible to return from IR next week and is hoping to do just that.

"Travis is really making progress, he's a week away now—he'll be eligible to come back next week, we'll see if he can do that," Carroll said. "He has worked really hard, he's really chomping at the bit to get back

The timeline for outside linebacker Darryl Johnson, who is on IR with a foot injury, is less clear.

"Bam is a little less known right now," Carroll said. "He hasn't been able to do as much, so he's not as close right now."

Also uncertain is the timeline for outside linebacker Alton Robinson, who is on IR, the result of a knee injury suffered in Seattle's final preseason game.

"I don't have a good one for Alton right now," Carroll said. "He's still kind of in the middle of it."

Carroll said receiver Penny Hart, who missed Sunday's game with a hamstring injury, was a candidate to go on injured reserve, but with his history of making quick recoveries, the Seahawks are hoping he'll be back sooner than the four weeks required for players on IR. Carroll added that Hart "ran really hard, changing directions and cutting" on Wednesday morning.

Defensive end L.J. Collier, who is on IR due to an elbow injury, but returned to practice, is now dealing with a new thumb injury, but will practice this week.

"He's going to practice," Carroll said. "He's really close, now. We need to see how well he can deal with it. He just kind of barely made it through practice last week, really couldn't put his hand in there, because his thumb was really hurting."

Though not injured, outside linebacker Bruce Irvin is also trying to work his way back into being game-ready after signing to Seattle's practice squad last week.

"He's ready to go," Carroll said. "He's fired up about it. He thought he'd be able to kind of casually handle this and all, he was jacked and wanted to play in the game when we got to gametime. We'll just see what happens, he's going to put the pads on today for the first time and bang around a little bit and try to make the transition and see if he will be available. Soon he will be."

Go behind the scenes with team photographer Rod Mar as he shares moments from Week 6 vs. the Arizona Cardinals on October 16, 2022 at Lumen Field. Eye On The Hawks is presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers.

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