Pro Bowl left tackle Russell Okung is out with an injured toe. Right tackle Breno Giacomini has an ailing knee that forced him to the sidelines early in Seattle’s 45-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Injury concerns for the offensive line grab the most attention at Wednesday’s Seahawks practice in Renton. Pro bowl left tackle Russell Okung is already out with a torn big toe ligament. Coach Pete Carroll now revealed right tackle Breno Giacomini is dealing with a sore knee.
Last week it was the starting defensive line that was prominent on the injury report, this week it’s the starting defensive line. Nine players are listed for the Seahawks this week as they look to go 3-0 against Jacksonville.
Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle Breno Giacomini has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow and is expected to take four to six weeks to recover.
The Seahawks are OK at cornerback with Richard Sherman winning his suspension appeal and Trufant returning, but they might be without linebacker Leroy Hill and right tackle Breno Giacomini.
Center Max Unger has been a key to the Seahawks’ third-ranked rushing attack, as well as a steadying influence for rookie QB Russell Wilson and a revolving quartet of guards.
James Carpenter returned to practice after missing the last two games with a concussion, but will he or John Moffitt start between Russell Okung and Max Unger?
The Seattle Seahawks have lost a couple they could have won and won a couple they could have lost, rookie QB Russell Wilson has taken great strides, and the defense and running game have been every bit as strong as fans thought they would be.
With right guard John Moffitt doubtful because of a knee injury and 2011 first-round pick James Carpenter expected to play for the first time this season, it looks like the Seahawks will roll out their fourth line combination in four games.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says he is holding the offense back on purpose, playing a conservative game geared toward not turning the ball over. But Russell Wilson will still have to get something going, as the Seahawks will not always get lucky on close calls in close games.