Seattle’s injury woes just keep on piling up.
Carroll said both Red Bryant and Max Unger will not go this week. #SEAvsATL
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 8, 2013
The Seahawks have already been forced to play without three starting offensive linemen this season and it appears that they’ll once again have to face an opponent with just two of their original five starters on the line.
Giacomini is listed as doubtful after participating in light practice this week. I don’t expect him to play.
The defensive side isn’t without injuries as Red Bryant is also out because of a concussion. The run game has suffered the past two weeks and Bryant’s absence will only increase the chances of the Falcons finding a running game.
Percy Harvin continues to have his return date pushed back but is expected to return before the end of the regular season. With Sidney Rice out until next year, if he’s even brought back, Harvin will be a big factor in the offense going into the playoffs.
If for some reason he isn’t able to play for the Seahawks this season, the team will be forced to rely on a receiving group with Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate and Jermaine Kearse. Not exactly a threatening corps, not to mention the lack of depth with Harvin and Rice out.
As everyone has already pointed out – the fact the Seahawks are 8-1 with the abundance of injuries is encouraging, but luck will run out eventually and the Hawks need to continue to take every precaution, as they have, the ensure this team is as healthy as possible for the playoffs.
|Clemons, Chris||DE||Not Injury Related||DNP||FP||FP||Probable|