Injury Updates From Head Coach Pete Carroll Ahead Of The Seahawks Preseason Game at Kansas City Chiefs

Personnel updates from Pete Carroll ahead of the team's second preseason game.

The Seahawks held a walk thru practice on Thursday morning at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for their second preseason game of 2015, a matchup set for Friday night at the home of the Kansas City Chiefs.

After the short workout, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll met with the media and provided a few personnel updates ahead of tomorrow's matchup at Arrowhead Stadium.

  • Richard Sherman (hip) sat out the team's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos but made it through the week of practice. Carroll said they'll "wait and see" whether or not Sherman plays on Friday, but the All-Pro cornerback said on his personal website this week that he's "hoping to get some reps in early" against the Chiefs.
  • The Seahawks will take a "wait and see" approach this week with Frank Clark, the rookie defensive end who had a game-high nine tackles against Denver. Clark tweaked his ankle in practice last week and played through the injury against the Broncos.
  • Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis missed the preseason opener with a shoulder strain, but practiced this week and is expected to play against Kansas City. "I have no thought that he's going to do anything but play well," Carroll said. "He knows what he's doing, he's playing fast and that's why I think he's going to be fine."
  • Defensive tackle Jesse Williams' knee was sore coming out of last week's game, but he practiced most of the week and Carroll said he should be ready to play against the Chiefs. "As far as I know he's playing," Carroll said. "I'm counting on him."
  • After participating in practice this week on a non-contact basis, free safety Earl Thomas (shoulder) isn't expected to see action against Kansas City. Carroll said the shoulder Thomas had surgically repaired this offseason is fully healed, but now it's a matter of building his strength back. Carroll said Thomas will see an uptick in practice reps next week with the goal being to have him ready for the regular-season opener against the St. Louis Rams on Sept. 13. "We're just making sure that he has all of the time to gain all of the strength that he can just to protect him," Carroll said. "He's healed and he can do everything right now."

Kickoff for Friday's exhibition is set for 5 p.m. PT with live television coverage on Q13 FOX (channel 13 in Seattle), NFL Network, and online to those out of market using NFL Gamepass.

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