Skip to main content
Presented by

Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Provides Injury Updates Ahead Of Sunday's Game vs. Indianapolis

Updates on the Seahawks' injury situation heading into Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Seahawks wrapped up their practice week in the rain Friday, and following practice, head coach Pete Carroll gave updates on what is a pretty short injury list heading into Seattle's Week 4 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

The most significant injury question is the status of leading receiver Doug Baldwin, who returned to practice Friday after missing the previous two days with a groin injury, and who is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game.

"Doug made it through practice today, did a nice job," Carroll said. "We've got to make sure all the way up to game time that he's feeling good enough to carry out a full game plan and all of that. We're prepared if he's not able, but he looked good today and he's very confident that he's got a chance. But we will wait all the way until Sunday evening until we make that declaration."

If Baldwin can't go, though he said Friday he is hopeful that he can, or even if his playing time is limited, that would mean more playing time for rookie Amara Darboh.

"We're really pleased with his progress," Carroll said. "He will play more. He will pick up some snaps here, particularly if Doug can't go a full load. He has just done a nice job. He's a very mature kid and has handled stuff, learned really well. He's still new, so there's things that still have to come to him, but it's very obvious he has a chance to help us out."

Cornerback Neiko Thorpe is also listed as questionable, but Carroll was less optimistic about the special teams standout, who also missed last week's game with an ankle injury

"He didn't look like he's going to get there yet," Carroll said. "We're still going to wait, we can wait it out, and maybe he makes a turn. It has been enough time where he could make a jump here, we'll see what happens."

Free safety Earl Thomas didn't even show up on Friday's report after missing the first two days of practice, meaning he is expected to play.  

"He just had a sore knee that he wanted to rest, we wanted to make sure we took care of it," Carroll said. "He's fine."

Running back C.J. Prosise is listed as doubtful with an ankle injury, though Carroll said there's an outside chance of him making it back.

"He ran today for the first time," Carroll said. "He's doubtful right now for good reason, it's going to be hard for him to make it, but we'll follow him through this and see what happens."

If Prosise does indeed miss this game, that will likely mean a bigger role for J.D. McKissic, who the team used in a similar role during training camp and the preseason.

"I think you'll see J.D. McKissic jump up, as well as Chris (Carson) and all the other guys sharing the duties and stuff. But J.D. is a guy who has been groomed to be in that spot."

Carson has thus far been the Seahawks' No. 1 back, and will again have a big role, but if his ability as a pass-catcher means more playing time in a third-down role, that could also open up more playing time on early downs for Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy.

Carroll note that Carson has surprised coaches with his ability as a receiver since arriving in Seattle as a seventh-round pick: "His ball catching skills are really good. Not just good, but really good, and we didn't know that."

Here are the full injury reports for both teams:

Seattle Seahawks


RB C.J. Prosise (ankle, did not participate in practice)


WR Doug Baldwin (groin, limited participation)

CB Neiko Thorpe (ankle, did not participate in practice)

Indianapolis Colts


QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder)

ILB Anthony Walker (hamstring)

WR Chester Roger (hamstring)

CB Quincy Wilson (knee)

C Ryan Kelly (foot)

RB Marlon Mack (shoulder)


S Matthias Farley (quad, did not participate in practice)

CB Chris Milton (hamstring, limited participation)

Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Colts as the two teams ready to face off during Week 4 at CenturyLink Field.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content