The Seattle Seahawks got some good news on the injury front Friday when head coach Pete Carrol announced that safety Quandre Diggs and DE Jadeveon Clowney were cleared to play in Sundays NFC Wildcard game at Philadelphia. Both players started the week on the injury report, Diggs because of an ankle injury Clowney had a core muscle issue.
“ He had a good week. He was really able to go right back in on Wednesday and take the reps and finished up looking just like he was fine. It’s really a good deal, a real plus for us. He’s had a real positive impact on us and hopefully, he can do that again, ” head coach Pete Carroll said after Friday’s practice.
Carroll also gave an optimistic outlook for Clowney’s participation on Sunday
“We’re just getting him to game time is all we can get done right now. He worked today. He got his reps in today and was able to demonstrate the game plan and that he knew what was going on. If this is what we got, this is what we got. We got to work with it.”
OFFENSE SOME GOOD NEWS SOME BAD NEWS
The injury update on the offensive side of the ball was a mixed bag. Running back Marshawn Lynch had another good week of practice giving the Seahawks running attack multiple weapons with Travis Homer, Lynch, and Robert Turbin.
“He had a really good week. Seemed like it was smooth for him all the way throughout. He felt good all the way through the practices. Took all the reps that he needed to take. I was a little surprised at that. I thought it would take more of a toll on the first game, but it didn’t, Carrolll said of Lynch’s practice week.
“So, we’re in good shape going in. It really does feel different than it was a week ago at this time because we didn’t know what was going to happen. We feel confident that we have a really nice mix in our style of runs from our guys. It’s a different feeling. We’re more confident that we know what we got this time around.”
Luke Wilson and Jaron Brown have been given the go-ahead to play on Sunday.
Tight end Luke Wilson has recovered from a hip injury that saw him inactive for last weeks game against the 49ers
“It really helps us. It really helps us getting him back. His experience. He does a number of things and he does them well. At the line of scrimmage, on the move, routes, and all kinds of things. We have such a background with him. It’s really valuable. I think he just hit the goal post, too, by the way.”Head coach Pete Carroll on the return of Luke Wilson .
While he missed Friday’s practice Brown has a good chance of getting on the Sunday after recovering from a knee injury suffered in last week’s game against the 49ers.
“Yeah, really, I was just telling him what we thought, and he jumped back and did some stuff on Wednesday. Feeling pretty good. Did a little bit Thursday. He would have practiced today. He had a family thing that he had to take care of, so he had to head out of town here. I don’t know what to tell you about game time with that.
I know he’s got to take care of this family thing first. We anticipated that today he was going to practice and go. We were shocked. He just bounced right back from it. I can’t explain why other than it’s just a good thing for him and for the club if he’s able to play.”
MIKE LUPATI CONCERN
With Center, Joey Hunt cleared to play the one concern for the Seahawks is guard Mike Lupati who suffered a stinger in the 49ers game and is listed as questionable for Sunday.
“Joey Hunt is ready to go. We won’t know about Mike until the weekend, until Sunday, Pete Carroll said after Fridays practice.