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Pete Carroll Delivers Injury Updates On Greg Olsen, Chris Carson, Brandon Shell And More

Seattle’s head coach remains optimistic about the team’s health heading down the stretch.


The Seahawks were back to their winning ways with a 28-21 win over the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football, moving the team to 7-3 and back on top in the NFC West. Up next is a "mini bye" of sorts, with Seattle not scheduled to play again until Monday Night Football vs. Philadelphia on November 30. The extra days between games will provide a nice opportunity to rest and heal before heading into the home stretch, welcome news to a team whose injury report has listed over 20 players at times this month. Head coach Pete Carroll gave injury updates on several of those players, including a few new injuries sustained in Thursday's win, during his postgame press conference.

Tight end Greg Olsen

Veteran tight end Greg Olsen injured his foot on a non-contact play early in the fourth quarter. Olsen limped off the field, assisted by trainers and was evaluated in the blue tent before heading to the locker room. "It's a little early, but he has a fascia tear injury that he has had before in his other foot," Carroll explained after the game. "He knows exactly what it is, and sometimes when it ruptures like it did, we think, it's the best thing for a quick recovery. So we'll see what happens and wish him the best and hopefully he can make it back. The fact that he's already had this before really helps him understand what's coming up."

Carroll was asked to clarify if Olsen could make it back this season. "I don't know that yet," Carroll said. "There's been some marvelous returns for guys who do rupture their fascia that would blow you away. Here right now, he's really in a lot of discomfort and all that, but we'll see what happens. I can't tell you more than that, that's why it's a little early to be talking about it."

Right tackle Brandon Shell

Starting right tackle Brandon Shell also left the game in the fourth quarter after he injuring his ankle. "Brandon Shell got a sprained ankle," Carroll said. "I don't know how bad it is. I don't know that."

Running backs Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny

The return of Carlos Hyde invigorated the offense Thursday, but more depth will be added to the backfield in coming weeks.

"Chris will play next week, unless he has a setback, he'll be ready to go," Carroll said. "Rashaad Penny is only a couple weeks away from being back."

Running back Bo Scarbrough

Recently elevated from the practice squad, running back Bo Scarbrough had 31 yards rushing on 6 attempts in his debut. He also exited in the fourth quarter with a leg injury after landing awkwardly on a rushing attempt. He was evaluated in the injury tent, but remained on the sideline with his leg wrapped.

Seattle continues to work around a myriad of injuries, but Pete Carroll ended on a typically optimistic note. "We're getting stronger, if this works out right," Carroll said. "We could be really healthy going down the stretch here."

Defensive end Darrell Taylor

"We're a couple weeks away from seeing Taylor come back to us too," Carroll explained. "That might be a really good boost we can get and it will be nice to see how it all fits together."

Defensive end Benson Mayowa

Defensive end Benson Mayowa was back on the active roster Thursday after missing time with an ankle injury.

"We got Benson Mayowa back for the first time in awhile," Carroll noted. "I don't know how much Benson played yet, but it was great to have him back out there, too."

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