Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll passed along "a lot of positive things" on the injury front during his Wednesday press conference at Virginia Mason Athletic Center, answering, "Yes, think so" when asked if Doug Baldwin (knee), Tyler Lockett (knee) and Thomas Rawls (leg) could be ready to play against the San Francisco 49ers this weekend after the trio suffered setbacks in Week 2 at L.A. Coliseum.
On Baldwin, who "had a little knee twist" against the Rams, Carroll said, "He did well in the walk thru today. He looked fine. He thinks he's going to be fine and he'll practice throughout the week." Carroll added that "nothing showed up on any of the tests" Baldwin had done on his knee earlier this week.
Lockett, meanwhile, also went through the team's walk thru on Wednesday and "he plans on playing," Carroll said.
Carroll said Rawls "got a little strain on the side of his leg" against Los Angeles, but went through Wednesday's walk thru and would be "limited" on the practice field to start the week.
Elsewhere, Carroll said rookie running back C.J. Prosise, who missed this past weekend's game with a hand injury, would practice Wednesday. Quarterback Russell Wilson "looked better" and is "ahead" of where he started last week coming off of an ankle he sprained in the regular-season opener. Carroll said he expects Wilson to still be involved in the read-option run game despite the injury.
"He took off a couple times last week and he'll do it again," Carroll said. "We're not excluding that part of the run game in the offense, so he still can move as well as most guys and I think he'll do fine there."
Rookie offensive lineman Germain Ifedi, the Seahawks' expected starter at right guard, will work his way back this week after missing the first two games with a high-ankle sprain he suffered on the practice field before Week 1. Carroll added that rookie tight end Nick Vannett, who also missed the first two games with a high-ankle sprain, is "in the same boat."
"He's closer now," Carroll said of Ifedi. "He's going to do some stuff today and tomorrow and see what happens by Friday, see if he can get out there and practice. We'll find out in a couple days."
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