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Riq Woolen "Pretty Sore," Mike Morris To Have Surgery & Other Seahawks Injury Updates

Seahawks injury updates from Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.


The Seahawks finished last week's game without Pro Bowl cornerback Riq Woolen, and on Wednesday Pete Carroll indicated that Woolen may not make it back for Seattle's Week 3 game against Carolina.

"He's pretty sore," Carroll said. "It's going to be a pretty good recovery for him to get back."

The good news on Woolen, who injured his shoulder making a tackle in Sunday's win over the Lions, is that the injury is not serious enough for the team to consider putting him on injured reserve, Carroll said.

DK Metcalf also left the game briefly with a rib injury, but was able to return, and should be ready to go Sunday.

"He's going to make it through the week, he'll be all right," Carroll said. "We'll take care of him, but he's going to be all right."

After missing the Detroit game with a toe injury, left tackle Charles Cross is "getting better," Carroll said, but it's not yet known if he can return this week: "He's getting better. He's feeling more confident that he's making progress. It's a day-to-day observation to see how he's making progress."

The Seahawks are expecting to get back two players who missed Sunday's win with injuries, outside linebacker Boye Mafe and linebacker Devin Bush.

"We're counting on them," Carroll said. "They're going today, and we're counting on them to be available if they can make it through the week."

While he was able to finish the game, tight end Will Dissly is dealing with a shoulder injury, Carroll said: "Will's a little banged up. He's got a shoulder that has been bothering him."

With Jamal Adams expected to practice fully this week, there is a chance he could make his 2023 debut against the Panthers, but Carroll again made it clear they won't rush Adams back.

"There's always the possibility that he could play, because he's practicing with us, he'll go full-go today and have a great week, I hope," Carroll said. "We're planning on making sure we don't do it until the time is exactly right, so we're trying to measure that, sensing how he feels and all of that. He's really excited about how close he is, so we'll see what happens."

Carroll also explained that rookie defensive end Mike Morris will miss the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery. 

"He's got a shoulder issue that's been around, and now it's aggravated to the point where the best thing we can do is get him well, so he's going to get operated on," Carroll said. "… It's really unfortunate. Mike had done such good job with us and made such a good impression on us. We had a whole role mapped out for him to fit in and all that; we'll just have to put it on hold. He's sick about it, we're all sick about it, but that's what happens sometimes. We've got to get him right and fix him up."

The Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Sept. 20, 2023.

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