The Seahawks left Los Angeles with relatively few new injuries to report. That was the word from Seattle head coach Pete Carroll following his team's 24-14 preseason loss against the Chargers.
"We got out of here healthy, only D.J. Fluker dislocated a finger. so we're very fortunate that's all we had to take on right now," Carroll said. "That's it at this point."
It doesn't sound as though Carroll expects Fluker to miss significant time.
"He's an offensive lineman, I think he can handle that," Carroll added. "He says he's fine."
Veteran receiver Brandon Marshall, who's working his way back from ankle and toe surgeries, had one target on Saturday night in limited work. Asked what Marshall needs to show to get to a heavier workload, Carroll said, "He's fine, he's fine. We're not trying to overdo it with him right now. We're just trying to get him back to full speed and feeling comfortable about his play time. He has looked very good, particularly in the past week and a half or so. He's coming on and we're able to lean on him. I think next week he'll be full-go in everything, full reps and all that kind of stuff, which just helps. We're working with him a lot and I think he has a chance to be a factor."
Safety Maurice Alexander and cornerback Dontae Johnson, meanwhile, saw their first action of preseason. Both players missed the exhibition opener to injury.
"Just the fact that they're out there, it's great that they played some," Carroll said. "They both felt pretty good about it, they didn't feel challenged by (playing) too many plays, so we made it through the first game and those guys are ready to play a lot of football for us. I'm hoping that they'll come out of the game feeling good enough to get all of the work this week and allow them to continue to compete."
Also noteworthy, prior to the start of Saturday night's game Seahawks general manager John Schneider told 710 ESPN Seattle's Steve Raible that offensive tackle Jamarco Jones underwent surgery this week in Green Bay. Jones suffered a high-ankle sprain in last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Game action photos from the Seahawks' second preseason game of 2018 against the Chargers in Los Angeles.