The Seahawks fell 26-21 to the 49ers Sunday night, falling just short of an NFC West title, but are still heading to the postseason.
And when the Seahawks play at Philadelphia next week, they're hoping to get one of their top defensive playmakers back on the field. Free safety Quandre Diggs has missed the past two games with an ankle injury, but the Seahawks are optimistic he'll be back next week.
"He has a really good chance to make it back next week," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "But he still has to prove it, he has to do it. He's a really good ballplayer. We miss him when he's not out there. We'll keep our fingers crossed that he can get back. He couldn't quite get there (this week). He's running though. Can he get full speed, full speed change of direction and stuff like that? We won't know until probably late in the week."
The Seahawks are also confident they'll get Luke Willson back after the tight end was unavailable against the 49ers due to a hip injury sustained Friday in practice.
"He fell catching a ball in practice Friday, just on his own," Carroll said. "He went down for a low ball and bruised his hip, and he couldn't get over it. He did everything he could. It's not his hammy, it's on the same leg, kind of in the back of his leg. He should be OK next week."
Two players left Sunday's game with knee injuries, receiver Jaron Brown and linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Carroll said both had sprained knees but had no further details after the game.
Receiver Tyler Lockett briefly left the game with an apparent injury, but was able to return and Carroll said Lockett was not on his postgame injury report.