The Seahawks appear to have not just escaped San Diego with a victory, but also a relatively healthy team.
Russell Okung was a surprise scratch prior to Saturday night's 16-15 victory over the Chargers, but Carroll said the left tackle was held out for precautionary reasons and likely would have been available had it been a regular season game. Alvin Bailey started in Okung's place after the Seahawks made what Carroll described as a game-time decision.
"It surprised us a little bit, Russell had a sore shoulder coming out of practice the other day," Carroll said. "We thought he'd be all right with the day of rest and all of that, but he just was still sore, so we made the precautionary move to hold him out. I think he could have played, but we just make sure we don't push him too far; we need him to get back."
Linebacker K.J. Wright left the game with a shoulder injury, and while he tried to talk his way back into the game, he was held out for the rest of the night.
"He got his shoulder banged," Carroll said. "He wanted to go back in. He seemed to be fine, but he did get knocked pretty good."
The only other injuries reported by Carroll were a hamstring injury for linebacker Mike Morgan, and back spasms that took safety Dion Bailey out of the game.