The Seahawks beat the Panthers on Sunday missing several key players, and saw two more defensive starters, Bobby Wagner and Quandre Diggs, leave the game with injuries.
A day after returning to Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave updates on Wagner and Diggs, as well as several Seahawks who missed the game with injuries and are hoping to get back this week.
LB Bobby Wagner
Wagner came out of the game in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, but he said after the game that he didn't think the injury was serious, and Carroll reiterated that on Monday.
"He's feeling pretty good," Carroll said. "That's all I can tell you right now. We're going to have to wait on a number of guys until we get into the work of the week and see what affect that has. He's pretty determined about playing."
FS Quandre Diggs
Diggs also left the game with an ankle injury, and his injury is more severe than Wagner's, though what that means in terms of a timeline is not yet clear.
"He had good results to his test, but he does have a sprained ankle," Carroll said. "He's got a high ankle sprain. He's had it before I think in the same ankle, so he does have some background, which usually helps these guys get through it… His ankle situation is more severe than Bobby's was."
With Diggs out, Carroll liked what he saw from Lano Hill filling in at free safety and partnered with strong safety Bradley McDougald.
"They did well," Carroll said. "Lano played really well, I thought Bradley had a really good game. Was very active. Quandre did, too. He made a number of nice tackles in perimeter situations, looked really good. Lano came in and filled in for him. Those guys played well back there fitting in. There's a good chance that Lano will get the playing time, along with Marquise (Blair). We're fortunate that we have guys that have been out there before."
DE Jadeveon Clowney
Clowney missed the game after being too ill to fly with the team to Charlotte on Friday, and while he is feeling better in terms of that illness, he still has to work his way through the core-muscle injury that he has been dealing with for the past month.
"He's over the sickness now," Carroll said. "He's got to go through the week and see how he can handle it and see if he's ready to play on Sunday."
CB Shaquill Griffin
Griffin missed the game with a hamstring injury, and the hope is to get him some work in practice this week and see how he responds.
"Shaq's made a good turn," Carroll said. "We won't know until like Friday or Saturday on him. He'll get some work done Wednesday, so we'll see. I don't know how extensive it will be. He feels pretty confident that he can do some stuff, but we've got to see how it goes—again, it'll always be about how he responds to the workload to see if he can handle it. We'll see."
Carroll did like what he saw out of Akeem King filling in at left cornerback.
"Akeem King did a nice job out there," Carroll said. "He held his own and made some good tackles and was in good position for the most part and played real solid."
LB Mychal Kendricks
Kendricks has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, but is pushing to get back for this week's game against Arizona.
"Mike's a little bit ahead (of Griffin) just in that he's been running more, working out and all that," Carroll said. "He's pretty determined to play too. There's been a couple of weeks here. By the end of this week, if he doesn't have any setbacks, he's got a chance. It's going to be four or five guys we're going to have wait and see."
TE Luke Willson
Willson has missed the four games with a hamstring injury, and has been strongly making his case to get back this week.
"There's no way he's not playing," Carroll said. "This will be a probable, you've-got-to-have-it type of thing."
Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Week 15 matchup against the Carolina Panthers.