Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll offered injury updates during his regular Monday press conference. Here are a few notes:
Running back Troymaine Pope has “a legitimate” high ankle sprain. C.J. Prosise has a scapula (shoulder blade) fracture that will not require surgery, but the team won’t know “for a couple weeks” whether he’ll be able to return this season.
Defensive backs DeShawn Shead and Earl Thomas sustained first-degree hamstring strains.
“We’re going to wait and see how it goes,” Carroll said.
Wide receiver Tanner McEvoy has a toe sprain, linebacker Brock Coyle has a sprained foot and tight end Luke Willson “had a little something that tweaked”(Willson had arthroscopic knee surgery mid-October).
“All of them look like they’re going to be alright. We’re going to wait and see, though.”
Running back Thomas Rawls saw his first game action since sustaining a week two fibula injury. Against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Rawls had 14 carries for 57 yards. Expect to see Rawls again Sunday.
“He played great and he looked terrific,” said Carroll. “A little bit out of control a couple times. He’s going to on the verge of out-of-control when he’s at his best, anyway, so that’s just fine with us.”