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Seahawks Getting Healthier At Running Back And Other Injury Updates From Head Coach Pete Carroll

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll discussed his team's improving health at running back and other injuries following Monday's practice.

The Seahawks returned to practice following their preseason opener at Kansas City with a few more options available to them at running back. Rookies C.J. Prosise and Zac Brooks were both back in action after missing time with hamstring injuries, and Thomas Rawls ramped up his workload after being eased back into practice last week after coming off of the physically unable to perform list.

"It's terrific to see him out there," Carroll said of Prosise, a third-round pick out of Notre Dame. "He looked good too. It's been a long haul waiting—it seems like it has been months; it's been a couple weeks—but it is great to get him out. A couple of guys showed up for the first time, and it gives you a good boost. He went through all of practice, probably had 10 to 12 plays or something like that in team, as did Thomas and Zac, all those guys got some good plays today, so it's a real boost for us to see them back out."

Despite being limited to three carries in Saturday's game, fellow rookie Alex Collins is OK and did practice Monday. Carroll explained that Collins' limited work load was because he couldn't do a lot in practice last week due to an ankle injury.

"He just didn't have enough work during the week to really feel like we could keep him out there," Carroll said. "We would have liked him to get six or eight carries, but it just didn't quite work. I just felt like, let's not push it too far… He should be very active this week."

As for players unavailable Monday, Carroll provided updates on his team's injury situation.

  • Carroll said there's no timeline on tackle J'Marcus Webb, who missed Saturday's game with a knee injury, and that Webb likely won't play against Minnesota Thursday. Carroll said that will mean keeping Bradley Sowell at left tackle and Garry Gilliam on the right side for the time being: "We're going to stay where we are for a bit until we know more about (Webb)."
  • Safety Kam Chancellor continues to sit out with a groin injury and is also unlikely to play Thursday. "Kam's not quite getting over the hump yet," Carroll said. "He almost did, but it's too close, it's a little bit sensitive, so we're just going to move him through this week."
  • Defensive tackle Jordan Hill, who also has a groin injury, "really could pop back at any time now," Carroll said. "He's had a long rehab and he's really close." Carroll did add, however, that Hill is unlikely to play this week given the short turnaround.
  • In the case of both Hill and Chancellor, "Next week should be a big week for those guys," Carroll said.
  • Linebacker Mike Morgan was not at Monday's practice because he was in Philadelphia to see a specialist about a "groin thing," Carroll said. "He's OK, he's going to play on Thursday, but this was the best time to send him out there to get some information we need."
  • Defensive tackle Sealver Siliga aggravated a calf injury in pregame warmups Saturday, and it is not yet known how long he'll be out. "It could be a couple of days, could be a couple of weeks," Carroll said. "… This really hurt his chances of breaking in and helping us. It's going to be a really hard comeback for him once he gets back to us."
  • Cornerback Stanley Jean-Baptiste injured the labrum in his shoulder Saturday, Carroll said, though it is not yet known if he will need surgery.

Look through the best photos from the Seahawks preseason game at Kansas City on Saturday, August 13. 

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