The Seahawks played without several key players in Sunday's win over the 49ers, and while some of those injured players will likely be out a bit longer, some should be back this week. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave a rundown on several of those injuries during his Monday press conference, here's what he had to say:
S Jamal Adams
Carroll said after Sunday's game that Adams, who has missed four games with a groin injury, should be back this week. Adams will, however, need to make it through his first full week of practice in order to be ready for Sunday's game.
"We'll have a pitch count during Wednesday and Thursday, leading into Friday," Carroll said. "We'll take each day one day at a time to see how he responds. The next day is really important, the signals that he sends us the next day, and we'll see what happens, with the intent—and I'm saying this because I know he's excited and dying to get out to get playing—that you really don't know you know until we get through it, but with a really high confidence that the process has been great. He's had enough time and he feels good. So now we just need to monitor it through it in a really good way so that he feels comfortable one day to the next. That means we won't overdo it any day, and we we might have to count plays in the game too, I don't know that. But we'll wait and evaluate all of that as we go through the week."
RB Chris Carson
Carson, who missed Sunday's game with a mid-foot sprain, will test the injury late in the week to get a better feel for if he can make it back.
"Chris, he's got he's got a sore foot that's getting better and feeling better," Carroll said. "We're talking right now that we'll take a look at him on Friday and see how he handles it, and how he feels Saturday after he runs on it on Friday. That's what we're shooting for. If he's got a chance to play, we'll know a whole lot more then. We don't know yet."
RB Carlos Hyde
Hyde, who sat out with a hamstring injury, could have a hard time getting back this week, Carroll said: "Carlos has got a hamstring he's trying to come back from. It's hard to get that done in a couple week's time, so we'll see."
G Mike Iupati
Iupati has missed three games with a back injury, and Jordan Simmons has played well in his place, so while no decision has been made yet for this week, the Seahawks will continue to be cautious in bringing Iupati back.
"We're still taking care of Mike to make sure that—we want to get him fully back and we don't want to just kind of barely get back," Carroll said. "Jordan's doing a good enough job that we can buy some time for Mike. So I don't really have a good update for him specifically other than we'll go into this week and we'll get to Wednesday and see where he is."
DE Benson Mayowa
Mayowa was unable to play Sunday due to an ankle injury, but is hopeful to get back this week.
"Benson is really determined to get back this week, and I kind of expect that to happen," Carroll said.
DB Ugo Amadi
Like Hyde, Amadi was out Sunday with a hamstring injury, and he too could have a hard time getting back this week, Carroll said: "With the hamstring, it could be hard. He's kind of like Carlos in that situation. He might not make it this weekend, we'll have to see."
WR Phillip Dorsett II
Dorsett, who was the team's No. 3 receiver for much of camp, has been on injured reserve since the start of the season with a foot injury, and Carroll didn't sound optimistic about Dorsett getting back any time soon.
"Phillip Dorsett is not doing well. His foot has really not responded… He's not ready to go."
Carroll said they'll have more clarity on Dorsett in the next few days, but said, "It's not looking good for the near future."
In a couple of non-injury updates, Carroll said defensive end Carlos Dunlap II, who was acquired in a trade last week, will be able to practice when the team returns to work on Wednesday, and Carroll also gave an update on the progress of veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison, who is currently on the practice squad working his way into being game-ready.
"He'll be in the building, I think, tomorrow," Carroll said of Dunlap. "So he'll able to come by on the day off and check in. He's been in communication with our guys, he's studying and all that already. But the first time he'll be able to physically arrive here where he can come in the building, I think is tomorrow. So that's in preparation for Wednesday, he should be with us throughout the week. He will have had taken a week off, so it's like he had his personal bye week and he's ready to play again. And he's been fit and all that, so we're looking forward to him jumping right in, and he should be able to assimilate easily. He's had some days to learn, and he's been in communication with (defensive line coach Clint Hurtt) and all that, so we've been messaging back and forth, so everything's going fine and that should work out just fine."
On Harrison, Carroll said, "Snacks, like I told you guys, he had his best week. He's competing, looking for his opportunity… He's ready to go, the readiest he's been. I can't wait to see him again this week and see if he can add to that. He's been really on getting back in football condition for some time as he's been with us. And he's working at it really hard to get it done. He's been a fantastic member of the club and working hard, great attitude, helping young guys, the whole thing. And when his opportunity jumps he's going be ready to go."
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