Seattle Seahawks Injury News: Bobby Wagner Returns


The Seattle Seahawks have suffered through a nasty run of injury luck this year. That much is clear just by looking at their record, as the inability to get the expected contributions from would-be important players has made the team much weaker than they were a year ago. It’s taken a while, but it looks like the ‘Hawks are finally starting to get healthy.

Per the team, there are only three Seahawks who have been ruled out for Sunday’s contest at CenturyLink Field: Marcus Burley, Kevin Pierre-Louis, and Max Unger. Nobody expected Unger to play, and while Burley and Pierre-Louis have had their moments they certainly aren’t considered big time difference-makers. This is the cleanest the injury sheet’s been in a long, long time.

DE Demarcus Dobbs is listed as doubtful, as he’s hardly practiced this week due to a knee injury. Offensive guard James Carpenter will be a game-time decision. Other than those guys, the Seahawks injury report is full of probables.

There have been plenty of injury concerns lately, but none that will actually be keeping players out of games (aside from those mentioned above). Brock Coyle is going to play, as is Marshawn Lynch. Byron Maxwell is going to get in there. J.R. Sweezy is in. And most importantly, Bobby Wagner is back.

Wagner has missed the last five games with a toe injury, and naturally his presence has been missed at the middle linebacker position. With the line getting destroyed at times in recent games, Wagner’s already-obvious importance has only been highlighted further. While there’s still no making up for the absence of Brandon Mebane, Wagner’s a huge step towards getting the line back to respectability.

Going into a home matchup against the 9-1 Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks are in surprisingly good shape. This would be a pretty fantastic time to steal a win, as there’s a big difference between 6-5 and 7-4 with the most recent win having come over the team who’s leading the division and conference. Go get ’em, Bobby.