Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll delivered injury updates on several players following Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Here's what we learned:
Safety Jamal Adams
Safety Jamal Adams left the game with shoulder issues in the first quarter Sunday. He walked to the locker room with medical personnel and his return was ruled "questionable," but Adams reappeared on the field a short time later. "Jamal Adams hurt his shoulder a little bit in the first half, but came back and finished the game admirably and made some stuff happen," Carroll explained. "He had to man up today. His shoulder was hurting. And to make it out there and play for his team and all, that was a great demonstration of that. He's going to be sore."
Carroll was also asked to review Adams performance. "I thought he was very active," said Carroll. "I need to see all of the plays to see if there's anything he could have done, stuff I didn't see. But I thought again, you knew he was on the field. And that's the kind of player he is. We are putting him in situations to allow him to utilize the talent that he has and the play-making that he has in hopes that we can really make it fit together well. But for him just to be on the field today after getting banged up like he did, that was pretty heroic."
Adams offered more details in his postgame press conference. "I do have an injury," he explained. "But that's not really what's killing me right now. What's killing me, obviously, is the loss." Adams admitted that when he returned to the game in the first half, he was in considerable discomfort. "I was in a lot of pain," he said. "I won't sit here and lie to you. You know, still in a lot of pain, but it is what it is. I signed up to play this game of football."
Adams was asked how difficult it was to tackle with the shoulder injury. "It's pretty hard, I will say," said Adams. "I was out there with one arm, pretty much the whole game. But, I'm a warrior man. Whatever it takes. It's never about me, it's about this team. I'm going to do whatever I can to get out there. As long as my legs are moving, I'm going to find a way."
Cornerback Neiko Thorpe
Carroll was excited for the return of cornerback Neiko Thorpe when he spoke to the media on Friday. "Neiko's ready to go," Carroll explained. "We're really excited about getting him back. He's been a real centerpiece on special teams, captain of the special teams, and we've missed him." Thorpe was activated from injured reserve on Saturday after being sidelined with a hip injury since Week 3.
Unfortunately for Thorpe, he didn't make it out of Sunday's matchup unscathed. "Neiko, his groin didn't make it," Carroll elaborated. "All the time we spent trying to get him back, we thought we had him. He had a lot of time to get ready, but it acted up again.
Running Back Travis Homer
The Seahawks depleted backfield suffered another injury against the Rams. Running back Travis Homer left the game after injuring his hand. "Travis Homer hurt his hand in there and missed some time," Carroll explained.
Center Kyle Fuller
Kyle Fuller got the nod this week in place of starting center Ethan Pocic, who was sidelined with a concussion. Fuller played just 12 snaps on special teams for Seattle before stepping in for Pocic. Fuller had a low snap in the fourth quarter Sunday that resulted in a fumble by Russell Wilson and a Rams takeaway, but Carroll was impressed with his durability. "Kyle Fuller just hung in there with a high-ankle sprain and just finished the game," Carroll said. "He just was a stud about it. He had to go and he did it. So that was really admirable."
Guard Jordan Simmons
Carroll also had an update on guard Jordan Simmons. "His calf tightened up on him and he couldn't go," Carroll summarized.
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