Coach Pete Carroll says “we have made improvement.” But the numbers and eyes don’t lie: Wilson is on pace to get hit 138 times this season. That’s a higher rate than last season, when his first major injuries wrecked much of the year. Seattle is using its bye week to explore possible changes on the line.
The Pro Bowl defensive end has an injury to the plantar fascia ligament in his right foot. This bye week is coming at a good time for him. And Seattle’s starting left guard is having arthroscopic knee surgery on Thursday, meaning there’s likely to be a lineup change for the Oct. 22 game at the New York Giants.
The Seahawks’ come back from 10-0 down Sunday at Los Angeles to a 16-10 win began with a jump-ball touchdown catch by the 6-foot-7 tight end that looked so easy it makes you wonder where it’s been for three seasons. Plus, the Seahawks all stand for the national anthem.
Coach Pete Carroll says the top rookie draft choice has doctors assessments coming in the next couple weeks that will help determine if he has recovered sufficiently from a “really bad concussion” to play again anytime in 2017. Or beyond.
The Seahawks’ starting left tackle sits out one day after his remarkable return to full practicing from a bruised sternum and hospitalization two days earlier. The team needs him to play against the aggressive Rams defensive front that usually gives Seattle problems.
Seattle’s lead back at the end of 2015, the beginning of 2016 and the start of this preseason was inactive in sweats during the win over Indianapolis. Then rookie main man Chris Carson went on injured reserve and had surgery. Now Rawls vaults back into a lead role for Sunday’s game at the Los Angeles Rams.
The Seahawks’ starting left tackle makes a remarkable turnaround in about 48 hours, and now is improbably on track to start Sunday at the NFC West-leading Los Angeles Rams after a bruised sternum and scary scene in the locker room last weekend.
Wilson is healthy instead of immobilized. That’s what he was in September 2016. He had a high-ankle sprain, Los Angeles sacked him twice and battered him nine other times, and the Seahawks lost 9-3 in their lowest-scoring game in five years.
Seattle’s Pro Bowl defensive end is seeing multiple doctors to determine what to do next about neck and spine issues from him getting kicked under the chin during Sunday night’s win over Indianapolis. Avril won’t play this weekend at the Los Angeles Rams, and may remain out a while.