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Bobby Wagner & Quandre Diggs Sprain Ankles In Seahawks' Week 15 Win At Carolina

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) and outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) is tackled by Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) and outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

CHARLOTTE—The Seahawks began Sunday's game against the Panthers without four starters on defense, and things only got worse from there, with safety Quandre Diggs and linebacker Bobby Wagner both leaving the game with ankle injuries.

Carroll said Wagner "sprained his ankle a little bit," adding that the severity of the injury is not yet known.

Wagner said after the game that, "I'll be fine," and he was in very good spirits, first interrupting K.J. Wright's session with the media to make fun of his fellow linebacker's interception return skills, then later using his injury as a way to solicit votes in the Walter Payton Man of the Year Twitter challenge.

"I definitely was scared, but I'm good," he said. "The doctors said that if everybody goes out and votes for me for Man of the Year, it'd be better.

Digg's ankle injury "looks a little more serious" than Wagner's, Carroll said. "We'll see. That would be a big loss if we can't get him to get back next week. He's been playing great football for us."

Carroll said that Jadeveon Clowney, who was downgraded from questionable to out on Friday, was "violently sick" and couldn't make the trip.

"He was violently sick on Friday when we were leaving," Carroll said. "He threw up on the field and we couldn't—he just was too sick to get on the plane. And he had already been really sick, he tried to make it back he came out, but it was just like we couldn't put him on the plane and travel with him. He was too ill."

Carroll said Ziggy Ansah, who missed the game with a neck injury, "has a really good chance to play next week.

The status of cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, won't be known until later in the week, Carroll said.

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury, "has a really good chance of getting back," Carroll said, as does tight end Luke Willson, who is also dealing with a hamstring injury.

"Luke Willson looked phenomenal, he'll be back next week for sure and ready to help us," Carroll said.

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