The Seahawks lost two important players to injury during Sunday's win over the Atlanta Falcons, but early indications are that both Michael Bennett and Luke Willson escaped serious injury, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said during his Monday morning segment on 710 ESPN Seattle. Carroll doesn't yet know the status of either player for this week, but neither appears to be facing a long-term injury based on early tests.
"(Bennett) has had all the checkups, there were not any big findings or anything, so that's good," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "But he did get whacked on his knee pretty good. He sounded OK in communicating with him last night, and the evaluations were nothing serious."
On Willson, who left the game after Christine Michael crashed into his leg while scoring a fourth-quarter touchdown, Carroll said, "We need to see. Luke is an extraordinary healer, so we'll have to see what that means this week. I know he spent a lot of time working on it last night, and he's got a very optimistic outlook, we'll see. But he got whacked pretty good, he was very fortunate that he didn't get his knee caught. So he was lucky there."
As for players who missed the game due to injury, Carroll said safety Kam Chancellor has a good chance to get back this week, but his status won't be known until late in the week.
"He's got a slight groin pull, and it just takes a little bit to get through," Carroll said. "He wasn't quite ready to run. He tried to run pregame, couldn't do it. He has a good chance to make it back this week, but that's not guaranteed though, so we have to see. It will be not until late in the week that we know."
Defensive end Frank Clark, who missed the game with a hamstring injury, should be ready to go for Seattle's Week 7 game at Arizona.
"Frank ran really well in pregame, but just didn't quite have all the strength that he needed to prevent him from maybe reinjuring," Carroll said. "So he should play this week."
Carroll said running back Thomas Rawls, who has a cracked bone in his fibula, is "still a couple of weeks from being cleared." Running back C.J. Prosise, who has been practicing but not playing in games because of a wrist injury is "day-to-day," Carroll said.
Game action photos from the Seahawks' 26-24 win vs Falcons at CenturyLink Field.