Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made his weekly appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle Tuesday morning, and unfortunately for the second week in a row, there were numerous injuries to discuss.
The Seahawks lost Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor, among others, to injury in their Week 10 win at Arizona, and against Atlanta Monday, another starting defensive back, Shaquill Griffin, left the game with a concussion. Carroll said it's too soon to know Griffin's status for this week—it takes several days to get through the concussion protocol if he is able to be cleared this week—but overall, Carroll said it's important for his team not to dwell on injuries.
"We have to move on, and fortunately we have moved on with guys who have been playing," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "Even when Shaq goes down, to have (Byron Maxwell) come off the bench, Maxie played really well. He looked like us again. He was very specific about his technique and the way he played, you could see the style come back. He can play. So we were very fortunate."
Another position group that continues to battle injuries is running back, where Chris Carson and C.J. Prosise are both on injured reserve, and Eddie Lacy has dealt with injuries as well. The Seahawks promoted Mike Davis off the practice squad last week, only to have him leave the game early with a groin injury after an impressive debut.
"He looked good in the game," Carroll said. "He was impressive and decisive and he can catch the football and did some really good things, then unfortunately, here goes another soft-tissue thing out of nowhere. He has been practicing his buns off and for months here with us and looked great and is in great shape—he's probably in better shape than anybody that we have. So for that to happen is just unfortunate."
Asked if Davis will be able to get back for Seattle's next game, Carroll said, "I don't know that. He's getting the MRI today, we'll find out. It's unlikely that he could jump right back in as a runner."
Carroll also said right guard Oday Aboushi won't play against the 49ers after dislocating his shoulder: "He had a dislocated shoulder and had to get that put back in. He's the one guy we know will miss this week."
The Seahawks could, however, be welcoming back left guard Luke Jocekel, who has missed five games with a knee injury.
"There's a really good chance," Carroll said. "Luke wants to play, and that's important that he's ready to go. That could likely happen."
If Joeckel does make it back, Ethan Pocic could factor into the competition at right guard. Offensive line coach Tom Cable said Pocic, who has been starting in place of Joeckel, could eventually be an option at right guard even before Aboushi's injury, so if Joeckel is back, the rookie figures to compete with Mark Glowinski on the right side.
Left tackle Duane Brown made it through the game OK after playing through an ankle injury that caused him to miss the entire week of practice.
"Duane came out of the game better than he went in," Carroll said. "That was a fantastic job by him; he could not practice during the week and he played really well. I was really fired up for him. He's a stud of a guy, we're lucky to have him. He's going to be very sore the next couple of days, but he has a really good chance to play again."
Carroll also noted that Earl Thomas was "fine" after returning from a two-game absence caused by a hamstring injury.
Asked if there was an update on Chancellor, who missed the game with a neck injury, Carroll said they'll know more, "probably sometime early this week."
The Seahawks fall short 34-31 against the Falcons in Week 11 at CenturyLink Field.