The Seahawks returned to practice Wednesday after getting some extra time off following a Thursday night game last week, and they're hoping that extra time might help some key players return from injuries.
Starting running back Kenneth Walker III has missed the past two games with an oblique injury, and while Seahawks coach Pete Carroll doesn't yet know Walker's status for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Walker was able to take part in Wednesday's walkthrough, though he did not participate in practice.
"Kenny ran around pretty good in walkthrough," Carroll said. "It was exciting to see him out there moving around. He was flying around. We've got to make sure we get him through the week and see what happens. We don't know."
Rookie running back Zach Charbonnet started the last two games in place of Walker, but he left last week's game in Dallas with a bruised knee. Like Walker, Charbonnet took part in walkthrough but not practice.
"He was out there moving around today, so that's a really good sign," Carroll said. "He had a bruised knee, he did not have a knee injury. It's uncomfortable, it's going to hurt like crazy if he lands on it against during the week of preparation and all, but by the end of the week she should have a chance to be pretty good."
Also not practicing early in the week is linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who left Thursday's game with an ankle injury, and Carroll said Brooks also was held out of walkthrough, noting, "Jordyn can't do anything yet."
On a positive note, Brooks does not have a high ankle sprain, Carroll: "It's a medial sprain, it's not a high-ankle sprain."
Right tackle Abraham Lucas, who returned from injured reserve last week, appeared to come out of his first game in more than two months without any issue other than some soreness.
"He felt pretty good," Carroll said. "I just talked to him about it. He felt pretty good about it. Kind of as expected, a little sore, but the break was perfect for him to get a couple of days, so he's ready to go."
As for Lucas' play in his first game back from a knee injury, Carroll said. "He looked good. He played strong football, did a nice job. He's rusty on some stuff, totally understandably, but it's good to have him back. It felt good to have him out there pushing the piles and knocking people around. He'll just get better, he just needed the play time."
Seahawks practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton, Wash. on Dec. 6, 2023.