Three key players were listed as questionable for the Seahawks on Friday’s injury report, but head coach Pete Carroll indicated that linebacker K.J. Wright, safety Bradley McDougald and running back Chris Carson will all likely be on the field Sunday when Seattle hosts the Los Angeles Chargers.
Wright, who missed the first six games of the season, was held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday, but returned to action on a limited basis Friday.
“He got through today fine,” Carroll said. “We rested him for two days really not knowing how he would go. Yesterday we decided to just make sure and give him another day of recovery, and he did fine today.”
Carson was also limited for a second straight day.
“He worked,” Carroll said. “He’s just got a little groin he’s feeling, so he got through the day. He practiced every day this week, we’ve just got to make sure on game day he’s OK.”
McDougald, who is dealing with a sore knee, didn’t practice Friday after being limited Thursday, but Carroll said the strong safety is “ready to go. We just wanted to rest him all the way through the week. He has had a good week, he has been working off the field, but he’s scheduled to play… Bradley didn’t get injured, he’s just got a sore knee that he’s working through and we just wanted to make sure to maximize the rest.”
Cornerback Neiko Thorpe (groin) and guard Jordan Simmons (calf), who both missed last week’s game due to injury, are listed as doubtful.
For the Chargers, starting running back Melvin Gordon is questionable with a hamstring injury, though he did practice fully on Friday. Defensive end Joey Bosa remains sidelined with a foot injury, and the Chargers will also be without defensive end Christopher Landrum and linebacker Kyzir White.
Here are the full Week 9 injury reports for both teams:
G Jordan Simmons (calf, did not participate in practice)
CB Neiko Thorpe (groin, did not participate in practice)
LB K.J. Wright (knee, limited participation in practice)
S Bradley McDougald (knee, did not participate in practice)
RB Chris Carson (hip, limited participation in practice)
Los Angeles Chargers
DE Joey Bosa (foot, did not participate in practice)
DE Christopher Landrum (hip, did not participate in practice)
LB Kyzir White (knee, did not participate in practice)
RB Melvin Gordon (hamstring, full participation in practice)
The Seahawks and the Chargers have faced one another 50 times in the regular season over the years. They will face off in Seattle on Sunday for their 51st meeting.