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Tarvaris Jackson, Chris Matthews, Mohammed Seisay Injured In Preseason Opener vs Denver Broncos

Pete Carroll updates on Seahawks injuries suffered in the team's preseason opener.

The Seahawks took to CenturyLink Field with their 90 man roster for the first preseason game of the 2015 season against the Denver Broncos. 

The Seahawks weren't able to escape Friday's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos without suffering their share of injuries. Here's a quick look at who got hurt, and when head coach Pete Carroll expects them to return.

Tarvaris Jackson

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson hurt his ankle after taking a hit early in the game's third quarter and the team announced he was questionable to return. Jackson got to his feet and started to walk off under his own power, but couldn't make it to the sideline and fell back to the ground. He ended up limping off the field with the help of Seahawks staff and was later carted to the locker room. After the game, Carroll said Jackson suffered an ankle sprain and will likely be out for two weeks.

"T-Jack's been doing really well for us," Carroll said. "He's been exactly what we've been counting on. It's going to take him a while to get back, it's just going to push R.J. [Archer] to get a lot more work in the next couple of weeks."

Carroll said the team would wait and see how Jackson's ankle responds in the coming days before making a decision on whether or not to add another quarterback to the roster.

Chris Matthews

Wide receiver Chris Matthews, the Super Bowl XLIX standout, suffered a shoulder setback in the second quarter and did not return. The injury came as Matthews dove for a loose football after Broncos wideout Solomon Patton muffed a punt. Matthews collided with the Denver wide receiver, with his shoulder taking most of the impact. Carroll called it an AC sprain for Matthews and expects him to be out 10 days to two weeks.

"He was playing like crazy too on special teams," Carroll said. "He was really doing some great things."

Mohammed Seisay

Cornerback Mohammed Seisay, who the Seahawks acquired in a recent trade with the Detroit Lions, injured his groin in the first half and did not return. "Slight" was the word Carroll used to describe Seisay's setback.

Extra Points

Fullback Will Tukuafu was held out of Friday's exhibition with what Carroll called a sore ankle.

"He'll be OK," Carroll said. "Not a serious deal."

Linebacker Brock Coyle was held out with a strained quad, which Carroll called a game-time decision.

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