The Seattle Seahawks injuries continue to be a concern as the team prepares for its two biggest games of the season The good for the Seahawks was the return of Bobby Wagner to full participation during practice and the All- Pro linebackers omission from Fridays injury report . Wagner sat out the first two days of practice this week due to an ankle sprain suffered in last weeks win over the Carolina Panthers game.
“Ziggy [Ansah] had his best week throughout the whole season. This was the best week that he put together. He’s been working out hard. He’s the heaviest and strongest he’s been since he’s been with us. Everything looks really positive. I’m really fired up for him to have a chance to get back in there and do some good stuff.”
The news was somewhat encouraging regarding the status of linebacker Mychal Kendricks ( hamstring), Mike Lupati ( fibula) and Joey Hunt (neck/ankle) . All three players had limited practice sessions on Friday with Kendricks being the only one of the three landing on the questionable list going into Sundays game. Also landing on the questionable list were Shaquill Griffin ( hamstring) and Duane Brown (bicep/knee). Both players did not practice all week and will be a game time decision according to Carroll.
“Mychal [Kendricks] worked today. Shaq [Griffin] worked out in the morning and did his stuff. We’ll have to take that stuff all the way up to game time and see what happens.”Pete Carroll on Kendricks and Griffin status for Sunday
On if it is concerning that Jadeveon Clowney hasn’t progressed much despite having a week off) “Yeah. Yeah, some. But, if he can’t make it back, he can’t make it back. We’ve just got to keep waiting on it and see if we can take care of him, and maybe the right combination of rest and all that. We’ll get it done.”
(On Quandre Diggs’ status) “We have him doubtful and we have not been able to get him on the field at all. It’s looking like it’s going to be hard for him to make it.”
AL WOOD SUSPENSION
Minutes after the news came down head coach Pete Carroll acknowledged Woods efforts and pointed out that the unfortunate news regarding Woods is an opportunity for Bryan Mone.
“That’s the league business and all that. There’s really not much we can say about it. He’s been a great kid in the program and all that. Loved what he’s done. What that does though, it does allow Bryan Mone to come up, a guy who’s been right at the edge of it the whole season. Real big, strong guy. We love the way he plays and competes and all that. He’ll just step right in.”Carroll on Wood suspension and opportunity for Mone.
(On what he saw from Mone earlier this season)
“He’s tough. He’s physical. He’s got a great motor for chasing the ball for such a big man. We’re always showing his highlights. I think I had three highlights on yesterday from just his effort in practice. So, that’s kind of who he is. The players are fired up that he gets a chance to help us right now.”