The Seahawks got some good news and some bad news on the injury front ahead of Thursday night's game against the Cardinals.
Four players were ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cardinals: cornerbacks Shaquill Griffin (hamstring) and Quinton Dunbar (knee), center Ethan Pocic (concussion), guard Jordan Simmons (calf) and cornerback/special teamer Neiko Thorpe was placed on injured reserve (core).
Running back Travis Homer (wrist/knee/thumb) is listed as doubtful and is unlikely to suit up.
On a positive note, running back Carlos Hyde (hamstring) was not listed on Wednesday's injury report and will play Thursday. Hyde was injured in Week 7 against the Cardinals and has missed the last three games.
Fellow running back Chris Carson – who was also injured against the Cardinals in Week 7 – is listed as questionable with a foot injury. Carson did not practice Wednesday after being a limited participant on Tuesday. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll indicated that Carson will likely be a game-time decision on Thursday.
"They did make it through the week and Carlos looked strong throughout," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "With Chris, we're going to wait until tomorrow to see what we're doing with it, but he did practice and looked good in all the stuff that he did. We're real close with Chris, and feeling really good that Carlos will be out there."
Here are more injury updates from Carroll:
WR Tyler Lockett (knee)
Lockett was added to the injury report this week with a knee injury and did not participate on Monday and Tuesday. He was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday, and Carroll is confident he'll be on the field Thursday night.
"He worked well today, he looked fine," Carroll said. "I don't think there's any doubt that he's playing. He just looked too good on the practice field today. We do have to see how he is after today. That's an unknown right now, so as much as I'd like to be optimistic about it – which I am – we do have to see if anything happens coming off the work he had."
C Ethan Pocic (concussion)
Pocic missed his first game of the season against the Rams with a concussion. He remains in concussion protocol, but Carroll was upbeat about his progress.
"He hasn't finished that protocol yet as far as I know, but it's way better," Carroll said. "The short week just didn't give him a chance."
G/C Kyle Fuller (ankle)
With Pocic out last Sunday, Fuller stepped in and started at center. He sprained his ankle early in the game, but stuck it out and finished the job. Even though Fuller is sore and listed as questionable, Carroll is optimistic.
"He's going to be ready to go in the game," Carroll said. "We'll see how good he is on game day, but he went through all the prep on the sides. We rested him on the short week and he did a really nice job the first time out, so he'll be out there if we need him."
RB Travis Homer (wrist/knee/thumb)
While Hyde returns to the backfield, Homer is likely exiting it.
"He's pretty sore still, and the short week didn't help him at all," Carroll said. "We'll have to see. He's doubtful right now, it'll be hard for him to get out there."
RB Rashaad Penny and LB Darrell Taylor
Penny suffered a torn ACL last season and hasn't played in 2020, while Taylor began his rookie season on the Non-Football Injury list after undergoing leg surgery on an injury sustained in college. Carroll is encouraged by what he's been seeing from both of those guys.
"We're getting to the verge of those guys coming back now," Carroll said. "Both guys are running hard, working hard. They're wearing out the trainers. So they just have to close in on absolutely being ready to do football movements and motions. We'll see how this goes. It's really been week-to-week that we've evaluated it, but these guys are ready to go. We're a week away, or two weeks away probably from something happening with these guys. I'd love to see these guys come back and be a part of next week even, possibly. We're really going to do a nice job to make sure that we don't rush it."
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