The Seahawks will be without K.J. Wright for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that the linebacker is currently off-site undergoing treatment for the knee injury that has kept him out of eight games this season.
“He’s working at his rehab out of town,” Carroll said of Wright, who had arthroscopic surgery on his knee prior to the start of the 2018 season. "He’s doing something special that’s hopefully going to be a big help to him. He’ll be out all week.”
Tre Madden, meanwhile, was the only injury of note to come out of this past Sunday’s 30-27 win over the Carolina Panthers. The fullback suffered a sternum injury and is still feeling the effects entering Week 13, Carroll said.
“He was pretty sore today,” said Carroll. "We’ll see what happens. It’s going to be at the end of the week before we know.”
Carroll praised the Week 12 effort of Doug Baldwin, who was questionable for last weekend’s game with a groin injury. Baldwin not only suited up for the game but was productive, recording five catches for 39 yards on a team-high seven targets.
“I told him today that I’m not going to say that this is the best he’s felt, OK? Because I said that last week and then something happened with his groin,” Carroll said with a smile of Baldwin’s status. "He feels really good. That was amazing what he did last week. For the groin strain that he had, to play in a game like that and play at a high level, there aren’t very many people that can do stuff like that. Anybody that understands that injury in particular, as a sprinter kind of athlete, I don’t know how he did it. Doctors don’t know how he did it either, he just did. I don’t want to make anything more out of this than it should be, but it was a heroic effort by him just to want to play and then to prove it that he could on gameday and then to go out and play like crazy, he played a beautiful game.”
The Seahawks also waived receiver Keenan Reynolds from the active roster Tuesday to make room for Wednesday's addition of running back J.D. McKissic, who returned to practice last week after starting the season on injured reserve with a foot injury.
“J.D.’s coming back,” Carroll said. "We’re going to hopefully get him through the week and if everything works out right then we would like to have him participate this week.”