By Matthew Asher
Multiple times this season Seattle has had double digits listed on their weekly injury reports. While only nine total Seahawks are listed this week for their game against the Atlanta Falcons, it’s not really an improvement when six of those players are starters and three of them are integral parts of Seattle’s rushing attack.
The old adage of “no rest for the weary” certainly applies to the Seattle Seahawks this season. Five of the Seahawks were unable to participate in practice at least one day this week and four of those players (three are starters) have been unable to practice at least two of those days.
Center Max Unger (concussion), along with left defensive end Red Bryant (concussion) and fullback Derrick Coleman (hamstring) are the starters who have missed practice all week. Backup defensive tackle Jordan Hill (biceps) is the other Seahawk to miss every day of practice. All four men are listed as out for this game. Lemuel Jeanpierre, Michael Bennett and Michael Robinson are currently listed as their backups, respectively.
Of the five remaining Seahawks, three of them are starters and three are on defense. Strong safety Kam Chancellor (ankle) and right defensive end Chris Clemons (non-injury related) fill both of those roles. Clemons didn’t participate in practice on Wednesday, but was back to full participation on Thursday and Friday. Kam was not on the injury report Wednesday, but was limited in practice on Thursday but full participated on Friday. Both men are listed as probable, and Cliff Avril and Jeron Johnson are listed as their replacements, respectively.
Jeron Johnson may not be able to fill in for Chancellor because he too is on the injury report with a hamstring injury. However, he has been able to fully participate in practice all three days. He is the lone Seahawk to be listed as questionable.
The final two Seahawks are members of the offense: starting running back Marshawn Lynch and backup right tackle Breno Giacomini who are both listed with knee injuries. Beast Mode was limited on Wednesday but back to full participation on Thursday and Friday. He is listed as probable. Breno hasn’t been as lucky as he was limited in practice the entire week and is listed as doubtful.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 am PDT.
- Probable: a 75% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Questionable: a 50% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Doubtful: a 25% chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
- Out: there is no chance the injured player will be medically cleared for the game
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Matthew Asher is a freelance journalist. From an early age, sports have played a major role in his life. He graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in Journalism. After college he spent 2 years working with CNN Sports and still occasionally writes sports articles for several publications both in the United States and Canada. His work can be found on Examiner.com.