The Seattle Seahawks will play the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz field and their first injury report of Week 2 that was released Wednesday afternoon has quite few players listed on it.
Not practicing on Wednesday for the Seahawks were center Justin Britt (knee), defensive tackle Poona Ford (calf), center Joey Hunt (ankle), wide receiver Tyler Lockett (back), safety Tedric Thompson (hamstring), and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (hamstring).
“He was pretty sore,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday of Britt, the team’s starring center. “He got banged pretty good. It was great that he stayed out and played the game for us. He’s a little gimpy together, but he’ll do some stuff today. But he got whacked pretty good.”
While Britt is banged up to start the week, Carroll didn’t sound like he was expecting the center to miss the Sunday game against the Steelers.
“No. Not in my mind,” Carroll said.
As for Ford, who was injured in the Seahawks Week 1 win against the Cincinnati Bengals, Carroll didn’t sound too optimistic that the starting defensive tackle will be ready to play against the Steelers on Sunday.
“Poona got a calf strain that we’ve got to monitor,” Carroll said. “He wants to go, but we’re going to hold him back today and just go one day at a time and see how it goes.”
Carroll also commented Wednesday on the status of Thorpe, the Seahawks special teams captain and it sounds like he is also in danger of missing the Sunday game against the Steelers.
“Neiko’s got a hammy,” Carroll said. “We need to see how that’s going to go. That’s pretty hard to get back in the position that he plays and the way he plays.”
Limited in practice on Wednesday for the Seahawks were safety Ugochukwu Amadi (shoulder), defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder), defensive end Jadeveon Clowney (not injury related), defensive end L.J. Collier (ankle), guard Mike Iupati (foot), and wide receiver David Moore (shoulder).
Moore, Ansah and Collier were all inactive in Week 1.
Will Ansah be back his weekend?
“One day at a time,” Carroll said. “He’ll practice today, and we’ll go one day at a time.”
Amadi, who was injured against the Bengals, sounds like he’s currently questionable for Sunday, according to what Carroll said on Wednesday.
“Ugo took a big shot too, we’re not sure how he’ll come back,” Carroll said. “He sounds really good, he’s going to go today in practice, but we’re just concerned about that… He’s going to be limited, but he’ll be out there today.”
Practicing fully for the Seahawks on Wednesday were tackle Duane Brown (knee), tight end Will Dissly (knee), and tackle George Fant (ankle).