Seahawks coach Pete Carroll met with the media on Monday to discuss his team’s season-opening victory against the Bengals, and in addition to sharing his thoughts on the team’s performance, he also updated his team's health status heading into Week 2.
In addition to the injuries reported after the game, Carroll added Monday that rookie defensive back Ugo Amadi “did get banged up a little bit.”
Specifically, Amadi injured his shoulder on a collision with safety Bradley McDougald.
“He got smacked pretty good,” Carroll said. “He hurt his shoulder, so we’ve got to see how that goes.”
Amadi, who did return to the game after that collision, served as Seattle’s nickel corner in his NFL debut in addition to having a big role on special teams, so if the injury causes him to miss time, the Seahawks will have to find a new nickel corner.
Here is what Carroll said about the other injuries to come out of the game:
Cornerback Neiko Thorpe
“Neiko has got a hamstring that’s got some concern to it, there’s something there.”
Defensive tackle Poona Ford
“Poona’s got a little calf thing with some concern, we’ll have to see how that one goes.”
Tight end Will Dissly and center Justin Britt
Britt and Dissly both left the game with knee injuries, though was able to finish the game after missing one only play, however, while Dissly did not return to the game. Britt's injury was actually the result of a collision with Dissly.
“Britt got knocked back, and Will ran into him,” Carroll said. “That’s how it happened. That was a very unusual situation.”
Carroll said Dissly, “got banged on the knee, we’ll see how he’s doing. He’s getting around pretty good today.”
On Britt, Carroll said, “Britt got kind of knocked too. He got hit, we’ve got to see how he does.”
Carroll also gave updates on a few players who were held out of the game:
Defensive end Ziggy Ansah
Ansah has been able to practice the past two weeks, but the free-agent addition was listed as questionable, and it was determined that he wasn’t quite game ready on Sunday.
“He wasn’t quite ready, that’s all,” Carroll said. “He just wasn’t quite ready to go. I’ve said to you guys before, we’ve got to wait until the next day and the day after, and it took us every day all the way through after the Wednesday and Thursday practice and all the way to Friday to get a good assessment. He was capable of practicing and he got through it, but he was having to hold back, so it was just the right thing to do.”
Defensive end L.J. Collier and guard Mike Iupati
While Iupati was active for the game, he only played one snap, filling in at left guard when Britt briefly left the game, causing Ethan Pocic to slide from guard to center. Collier, who missed the entire preseason and most of camp with an ankle injury, was inactive for the game, but the first-round pick has a shot to play this week.
“Mike and L.J. will both practice in the normal fashion coming back this week and we’ll see what happens,” Carroll said. “L.J. had not taken any team reps yet in practices last week, Mike had a little bit, so Mike’s a little bit ahead of him, so they’re not comparable at all. They’re their own unique situations, but both guys have a chance to play this time around.”
Game action photos from the Seattle Seahawks' regular season opener of 2019 against the Cincinnati Bengals.