PHILADELPHIA—The Seahawks played Sunday's game without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, and while the defensive line and defense as a whole played outstanding even without one of their best players, the hope is that it might have only been a one-game absence.
Clowney traveled to Philadelphia ahead of the team to see a specialist and have treatment on his hip injury, and while that ended up setting him back enough that he wasn't ready for Sunday's game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was optimistic after his team's 17-9 win over the Eagles that Clowney will be back when the Seahawks host Minnesota on Monday Night Football in Week 13.
"I think so, yeah," Carroll said when asked if Clowney would be back next week. "He had some stuff that he had to go through here and it just set him back a little bit because of the treatments, they were going to set him back a couple days. It could have and it did. So he should likely be coming out of that, and we're hopefully he'll be better off by the week next week."
Two Seahawks left Sunday's game with injuries, defensive tackle Jarran Reed (ankle) and fullback Nick Bellore (quadriceps). Carroll said Reed "sprained his ankle a little bit," but was not asked about Bellore's injury.