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Pete Carroll Shares Injury Updates on Paul Richardson, Luke Willson and More

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll shares injury updates on Paul Richardson, Luke Willson, Will Tukuafu, Brock Coyle, and Earl Thomas.

Wide receiver Paul Richardson (hamstring) and tight end Luke Willson (knee) were each inactive for this past weekend's 40-7 win over the Carolina Panthers, but both players have a chance to be ready when the Seahawks face the Packers this Sunday in Green Bay.

"He's going to practice today and we're going to take him through the week and make sure that he's OK," Carroll said of Richardson before his team's Wednesday workout at Virginia Mason Athletic Center. "Think he should be fine for the game."

Asked a follow-up question about Willson's status, Carroll added: "Luke is in the same boat. Luke's going full-go today. He's fine."

Elsewhere on the injury front, fullback Will Tukuafu is in the concussion protocol after suffering one in Week 13 and his status is "day by day," Carroll said. If Tukuafu is unable to go this week, the Seahawks recently added four-time Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece for depth at the position.

Linebacker Brock Coyle, meanwhile, who has missed the past two games with a foot injury, could also return this weekend against the Packers.

"He'll practice today and then we'll see how he does day to day," Carroll said of Coyle. "But he has a really good chance to get back."

Finally, on free safety Earl Thomas, who was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering a lower leg fracture against the Panthers, Carroll said: "This is an injury that you recover from, it just takes a long time. I don't think it's a big question of, 'will he ever make it back?' He'll be OK, we have to take the time to do it. This is not weeks, this is months on this one, so it does take a long time. At this point he has that time, so we'll be very optimistic about him being able to get back."

Team photographer Rod Mar shares exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the Seahawks' 40-7 Week 13 win over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday Night Football at CenturyLink Field.

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