Seahawks vs 49ers: K.J. Wright May Return


Sep 15, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) celebrates after recovering a fumble against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are getting healthier, slowly but surely. It is a good thing too, because they may need everyone on the field if they are going to beat the San Francisco 49ers at Centurylink Field on Sunday. A trip to the Super Bowl hangs in the balance.

Obviously the health of Percy Harvin is going to be a focal point, as the talented receiver deals with the NFL protocols after suffering a concussion against the New Orleans Saints. However, there is also K.J. Wright, who is a key linebacker on the Seattle defense.

Pete Carroll had this to say about Wright:

"“KJ Wright has a chance, yeah,” Carroll said. “We’re going to take a look at him on Wednesday. He ran well today and over the weekend. So today, he ran and he’ll get a rest day tomorrow and then he’ll come back out Wednesday and we’ll see where he is. He has a chance. We’re excited about that for him.”"

I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t sound like a great chance. It would be fantastic to have Wright back on the field. The problem is that you want him to be as close to 100% as possible.

If Wright is going to run down Frank Gore or Colin Kaepernick, he will need maximum closing speed. If he ends up helping on pass coverage against Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree, he can’t have lingering effects from his broken foot.

On Wednesday, Wright had an LP (Limited Participation in Practice) next to his name on the injury report. Unless that turns to FP (Full Participation) by Thursday and Friday, Wright should not be counted on to start against the 49ers.

Stay tuned. The injury report this week will be very interesting.

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