An already challenging second half for the Seahawks got even worse in the third quarter when both of the team's starting tackles, Abraham Lucas and Charles Cross, came out of the game in quick succession due to injuries.
First, Abraham Lucas had to leave the game when an existing knee issue flared up, then not long after, Cross left the game with a sprained toe.
"Charles has a sprained big toe," Carroll said. "X-rays didn't look bad, but we'll see. He felt something, so we had to look at him.
"Abe's knee just acted up on him again. He doesn't have a knee injury; it's the same knee we rested during camp, and it just got really sore during the game, and he couldn't fire the way he needed to, so we had to get him out of there. I don't know what to tell you about that one."
The two second-year tackles were replaced by Jake Curhan on the right side and Stone Forsythe on the left, a difficult adjustment for the offense.
"It's about as hard as it gets when both guys go, and we'll see how Stone and Jake did, but you could see at the end, we were hurting a little bit protecting," Carroll said.
On a positive note, receiver Tyler Lockett is fine after being evaluated for a concussion, Carroll said. Outside linebacker Boye Mafe also was checked out for a knee injury in the first half, but was able to return to the game.
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