The Seahawks will likely be without safety Kam Chancellor for a second straight week when they face the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said following Friday’s practice that the Pro Bowl safety is doubtful to play, the result of the groin injury he sustained in practice last week.
“He’s listed as doubtful for the game,” Carroll said of Chancellor, who didn’t practice this week. “He had trouble both yesterday and today. We don’t have to rule him out, so we’ll go to game time, but he was not able to do much.”
Carroll said he is optimistic that Chancellor can get back from the injury next week.
“We certainly think that,” Carroll said. “We thought he would have a shot this week, he just couldn’t get there. Next week is quite likely, hopefully we’ll get it done.”
The news is better on Jimmy Graham, who sat out Thursday with what was listed as knee and hip injuries. Carroll said Graham “had a great day today, he’s ready to go.”
Defensive end Frank Clark is on track to return this week after being held out of last week’s game with a hamstring injury.
“He had a great week,” Carroll said. “He practiced every day, he’s ready to go.”
Also ready to go is defensive end Michael Bennett, who left last week’s game early with a knee injury, but practiced all week.
Carroll said rookie running back C.J. Prosise, who has been out with a wrist injury since the season opener, “had a really good week. He’s ready to play football. We’ll see what we do with that, but it’s really exciting to have him at least a part of the decision making. We’ll see what happens.”
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, who started last week in place of an injured Mike Morgan, is out, the result of an ankle injury sustained last week. Carroll did not say who will be the starter at strongside linebacker with those two out.
Carroll also provided an update on tight end Luke Willson, who had arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday: “He was out here today walking, and it was two days ago or something. He’ll do a crazy, miraculous turnaround on this thing, I would think. He has just been an unbelievable healer and he’s got an extraordinary attitude about it. If you talked to him, he wishes he could play this week. We’re not going to do that, but he’s on the road to recovery and it won’t take him long.”
For Arizona, quarterback Carson Palmer is officially listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, though Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told reporters Friday that Palmer was “fine.” Receiver John Brown is listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, though as the story above notes, the issue might be tied to a sickle cell trait just discovered by doctors.
Here are the full injury reports for both teams:
RB Thomas Rawls (fibula, did not participate in practice)
TE Luke Willson (knee, did not participate in practice)
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis (ankle, did not participate in practice)
DT Quinton Jefferson (thumb/knee, did not participate in practice)
S Kam Chancellor (groin, did not participate in practice)
DT Ed Stinson (toe, did not participate in practice)
WR John Brown (hamstring did not participate in practice)
LB Gabe Martin (knee, did not participate in practice)
WR Jaron Brown (knee, limited participation)
QB Carson Palmer (hamstring, limited participation)
The Seahawks and Cardinals have matched up 35 times throughout their history, with an even split of 17 victories each as well as a tie that came earlier this season. The two teams face off again this Saturday at CenturyLink Field to see who will lead the all-time series.