Injury Updates From Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Ahead of Sunday’s Game At L.A.
The Seahawks wrapped up their week of practice Friday ahead of this week’s trip to Los Angeles where they’ll face the NFC West-leading Rams. Following practice, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided some updates on his team’s health.
In addition to being without Pro Bowl defensive end Cliff Avril, Seattle will also be missing Quinton Jefferson, who was signed earlier in the week to provide depth with Avril out. Jefferson broke his hand in Wednesday’s practice and will need surgery.
“He broke his hand in a pass-rush drill, and has to get it fixed,” Carroll said. “It’s going to be a little bit. We’re thinking it’s about four weeks or something like that before he’ll be able to play with it, so we’ll see what happens with that.
As for Avril, who is dealing with stingers and whose status is unclear past this week, Carroll said, “Nothing updated at this time, but we’re kind of in a holding pattern right now. He’ll travel with us this week and all that, and he’s with us and all, but we’re just holding him out for a while.”
With Avril and Jefferson both ruled out, that leaves the Seahawks with only seven healthy defensive linemen. Asked if a roster move was coming, Carroll said, “We’ll see.”
Cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin) and running back C.J. Prosise (ankle) are both doubtful, though Carroll did note that Prosise “is doing well, running pretty hard, but we’ve got him listed as doubtful right now.”
UPDATE: On Saturday, October 7 the Seahawks downgraded Lane and Prosise to out for Sunday’s game.
In more positive news, left tackle Rees Odhiambo is expected to play a week after having to be hospitalized with a chest injury.
“He had a good Wednesday and a good Friday,” Carroll said. “We gave him a break Thursday just to make sure we didn’t overdo it, and he looks like he’s ready to go… We were surprised somewhat. We weren’t sure the impact of it, and he went through quite a bit on game night. He bounced back really well though right after that, so he was upgraded on Wednesday because he…