While the Pittsburgh Steelers were able to rest and recover during their Week 11 bye, their next opponent, the Seattle Seahawks, were busy Sunday playing a home game against the San Francisco 49ers and they incurred a few new injuries in that game that will need to be monitored throughout this upcoming week.
Following the Seahawks 29-13 win over the 49ers, head coach Pete Carroll indicated that wide receiver Doug Baldwin needed to leave the game in the fourth quarter after having a 49ers player fall on his ankle.
“The defensive lineman fell on his ankle, and he might have had a little sprain there,” Carroll said. “He felt it, but he was moving around pretty well afterward, so we’ll see.”
Baldwin caught 6 passes for 60 yards on Sunday against the 49ers and he’s currently tied for the Seahawks team lead in receptions (44) with tight end Jimmy Graham.
In addition to Baldwin being injured on Sunday, the Seahawks also had three offensive linemen get dinged up late in the game as well. According to Carroll, center Patrick Lewis left with an ankle injury, and guards Justin Britt and J.R. Sweezy both sustained stingers late in the contest. Britt and Sweezy, however, only missed one play each, while Lewis missed 15. He was replaced in the game by Lemuel Jeanpierre.
As reported earlier on Monday, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is scheduled to see a specialist later today to determine if he has a sports hernia. Lynch sat out Sunday’s game against the 49ers