KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Seahawks played Saturday's game minus three starters due to injuries, with receiver Tyler Lockett, nose tackle Al Woods and safety Ryan Neal all inactive for Seattle's Week 16 game against the Chiefs.
Three more players left the game, an eventually 24-10 Chiefs win, due to injury, right tackle Abraham Lucas, running back Travis Homer, safety Joey Blount and receiver Marquise Goodwin, though Goodwin was able to return to the game.
Lucas left in the second half after aggravating an elbow injury he has been playing through for the past few weeks. Lucas, who had not missed an offensive snap this season heading into the game, was replaced by Stone Forsythe.
"His elbow just kind of gave out a little bit or something like that, so he had an issue with it," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "He was OK to play, he could have played, but we thought let's get him out of there and rest it, because it impacts him too much, I don't think he reinjured it as much as he just kind of aggravated it."
Goodwin, who has been listed with a wrist injury on the injury report, "has been nursing a wrist, and he got it jammed again," Carroll said.
Homer, a key special teams player, sprained his ankle, Carroll said, while safety Joey Blount, another core special teamer, has a knee cap issue.
"Joey had an issue with his knee, something with his knee cap," Carroll said. "I don't know exactly what it is, but it kind of got knocked out a little bit and then came back, so he was in a lot of pain and discomfort. It's not a knee injury, it's a patellar situation."
Quarterback Geno Smith was slow to get up after a third-quarter sack and was briefly tended to by trainers, but said after the game that he just got the wind knocked out of him after landing on the ball.