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Seahawks Linebacker K.J. Wright Having Knee Surgery & Other Injury Updates

Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll heading into Week 4 of the preseason.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided injury updates following Monday's practice, including news that Pro-Bowl linebacker K.J. Wright was absent from practice because he was scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

"K.J. is getting his knee scoped today," Carroll said

Asked more about the injury, Carroll said he did not yet have a timeline for Wright's return or if the weakside linebacker could be back for the opener.

"After the game—he didn't get hit or anything, didn't have an episode—he just felt that maybe something wasn't quite right," Carroll said. "We took a good look at it and we're going to do a scope job and get him back really quick."

Throughout training camp and the preseason, rookie Shaquem Griffin has been the No. 2 weakside linebacker behind Wright, so it's possible that the fifth-round pick out of UCF could join his twin brother, cornerback Shaquill Griffin, in the starting lineup when the season begins.

When asked how ready Shaquem Griffin was for that possibility, Carroll said, "At this point today he's got to be ready, we don't have any choice but that thought right now until we know more. We'll see how it goes."

On a more positive note, receiver Doug Baldwin practiced again for the first time since the opening week of training camp. Baldwin, who had been resting a knee injury, won't play in Seattle's preseason finale this week, but is expected to play in the regular-season opener.

"He's back in action," Carroll said. "It's really good to see him back out there running around and feeling great. He's had a really good ramping up to get to this point, and he'll work the rest of the week with us. He won't play in the game, but he'll be ready to go next week."

Also on target to play in the opener is first-round pick Rashaad Penny, who had finger surgery earlier in the preseason. Carroll said Penny even has "a chance to play Thursday" when asked about this week's preseason game against the Raiders.

Safety Tedric Thompson is "day-to-day" after sustaining a stinger and rib injury in last week's game at Minnesota.

"We'll see, we're going day-to-day with him," Carroll said. "He had a little stinger in the game is what happened, and he got hit in the ribs too, so we've got to find out how he is. He desperately wanted to go back in, he was ready to go back in and play, and we held him out. His mentality is right, he wants to play right now."

Also out Monday was Frank Clark. Carroll said the defensive end, "hyper-extended his elbow a little bit, so we had to rest him today."

Offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo didn't practice due to illness.

Carroll did not yet have a timeline on cornerback Byron Maxwell, who has yet to play in the preseason.

Defensive end Dion Jordan remains on the physically unable to perform list, but still has a chance to get back next week ahead of the opener.

"Dion Jordan, he's making progress," Carroll said. "He's making progress right now, and he's trying to make a bid for getting back here next week. As we said a long time ago, it would be a race to that last week, and that's kind of where it is right now. He's doing a good job, he's really chomping at the bit to get back on the field, and we'll just have to see how it goes."

Photos from Monday's practice at Virginia Mason Athletic Center in preparation for Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders.

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