To open his Monday press conference following Seattle's 26-0 Week 3 win over the Chicago Bears, Pete Carroll said the Seahawks "came out fairly healthy" from Sunday's 2015 home-opener. But Carroll also passed along a few injury updates on players who have recently been banged up. Take a look:
Marshawn Lynch was listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game against the Bears with a calf injury, but it was a hamstring injury that put him out of action after halftime. In a Monday morning interview with 710 ESPN Seattle, Carroll also said Lynch was battling a sore neck during practice last week. Carroll thinks Lynch's calf injury is "resolving" but said the Seahawks running back will have an MRI done on his hamstring on Monday.
"We're taking care of him and rehabbing him," Carroll said. "His hamstring seemed to bother him a little bit in the middle of the game, so we're just going to take care of that. Fortunately we have an extra day that helps a little bit, but we really won't know until the week when we get started, until we start practicing."
With the Seahawks' next game coming on Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions at CenturyLink Field, the team won't return to practice until Thursday of this week. Lynch, whether he's injured or not, usually sits out or is limited in the team's first practice of every game week as the club hopes to rest the body of its featured running back as much as it can afford to. That means the team should know more on No. 24's status as the week goes on.
"We've just got to wait and see," said Carroll. "We've got a couple days here to figure it out. Usually he goes light on the Wednesday [practice], which would be the Thursday [practice] this week, so he's got some time here to figure it out and we really probably won't know until Friday. The MRI will be important, though, when we get the results back from that."
Brandon Mebane suffered a strained groin against the Bears. Carroll said the team's starting nose tackle was moving around OK at team headquarters on Monday but will be evaluated again before the Seahawks start the week of practice on Thursday.
"He kind of got in an awkward position in a pile up and he strained his groin and we need to see what that feels like in a couple days, too," said Carroll. "He was getting around OK today from what the trainers said, but we'll have to wait and see."
Luke Willson was listed as questionable heading into Sunday's game against the Bears with a back injury. Carroll said Willson could have played in the game, but noted the team decided to hold the tight end out as a precaution.
"He was still a little bit vulnerable that we thought if we wait a couple more days and get him to this week that he'd be fully back," Carroll said. "It was back spasms that kind of came and went, so we didn't know what would happen when he started playing. He was ready to play and he was politicking like crazy, just like you should, but we think we'll have him back full speed this whole week."
Tharold Simon & Steven Terrell
The Seahawks will wait until "all the way through the end of the week" to evaluate cornerback Tharold Simon (toe) and safety Steven Terrell (hip). The two players were held out of Sunday's game against Chicago after not participating in practice all last week.
"It's not for sure on either one of those guys right now," Carroll said.
Simon suffered his setback during the week of practice before Seattle's Week 2 game against the Green Bay Packers and aggravated the injury in action that week. Terrell's injury came in that Week 2 game against the Packers.