All the Latest Injury News Ahead of the Seattle Seahawks Important Week 12 Clash with the Pittsburgh Steelers
With the Seattle Seahawks currently ranked eighth in the conference at 5-5, you know that every game counts. In that respect, the weekly injury report takes on even more importance, as Pete Carroll’s men look to navigate a path to the playoffs.
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We already know Marshawn Lynch is out, but there was some concern surrounding his replacement, heir apparent Thomas Rawls, who has been dealing with a knee injury. However, despite the rookie runner being held out of practice this week, he is expected to take the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers, in the rematch of Super Bowl XL.
Apart from Lynch, the only other player definitely ruled out is Paul Richardson. The wide receiver is dealing with a pulled hamstring, which he originally suffered against the Arizona Cardinals, and has yet to return to practice.
Bruce Irvin has also not participated in practice, since suffering a sprained MCL in the 39-32 loss to the Cardinals. The linebacker has been listed as doubtful, meaning he is unlikely to play against Pittsburgh.
Nov 15, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) catches a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) during the third quarter at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
The only other major question mark for the Seahawks surrounds Patrick Lewis, who sprained his ankle against the San Francisco 49ers. The started center is listed as questionable.
On the plus side, he was a full participant in training on Thursday, and Carroll expects him to play. However, the Seahawks head coach also said Lynch was on the positive side of questionable the previous week, so it remains to be seen if Lewis does actually suit up.
Doug Baldwin (ankle) and J.R. Sweezy (shoulder) were unavailable earlier this week, leading to speculation they would not play this weekend. However, the Seahawks leading wide receiver and starting guard have both since returned to practice, and are probable for Sunday.
Also listed as probable are offensive tackle Garry Gilliam and defensive lineman Michael Bennett. Gilliam has been suffering with an ankle issue, while Bennett’s inclusion on the list is not injury related.