The Seahawks will fly to Los Angeles on Saturday to face the Rams, and while a flu-like bug has been making its way through the team, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn't anticipate anyone missing the game due to illness.
"I'm saying no to that right now," Carroll said when asked if anyone was in danger of missing the game due to illness. "We are going to play with it if we have to."
The Seahawks had eight players miss practice due to illness on Thursday, and five miss practice Wednesday, but by Friday, safety Josh Jones was the only player to miss practice.
"It's a flu type thing, it's a 48-hour deal," Carroll said. "It's hit people differently with fevers and all of the kind of regular flu stuff, but for some guys, it hit differently with head cold type stuff. We are as well schooled about trying to take care of people as we can be, so we have done a good job of keeping it down. The positive thing about it is that it is going to last a couple of days, so we know the guys will bounce right back out of it."
Jones is listed as questionable for the game, as is running back Travis Homer, who was limited in Friday's practice due to illness and a knee injury. Also questionable is safety Ryan Neal, who left last week's game with shoulder and elbow injuries. Neal practiced fully each of the past two days, however, and Carroll expressed optimism that Neal will play.
"He did well, he practiced and did a nice job today," Carroll said. "He's looking very promising for the game."
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