The Seahawks accomplished Sunday’s recreation with out safety Ryan Neal, the outcomes of an injury suffered on a third-down stop earlier in beyond regular time.
And whereas Neal presence was missed on the Raiders’ game-winning 86-yard touchdown run, the excellent news for the Seahawks is that he’s not anticipated to miss so much time, if any, with the elbow and shoulder accidents that knocked him out of the game.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked about Neal could miss some observe time this week with what he described as a “pretty important” elbow bruise, nonetheless may return this weekend, which is greatest data than they thought might be coming following the injury.
“He’s a little bit of banged up,” Carroll talked about. “His elbow is the lead concern, nonetheless he did bang his shoulder as correctly, so we’ll be caring for every. His elbow is of additional concern. They assume he shall be OK—could miss a couple of days proper right here, nonetheless we anticipate he’ll have an opportunity to play this weekend. That’s really good news for what it appeared like. We’ve got been concerned that it might be better than that.”
If Neal does should miss having fun with time, Seattle’s depth decisions embody Josh Jones, who opened the season inside the starting place sooner than Neal lastly took that over, along with Teez Tabor and undrafted rookie Joey Blount.
Requested about Blount, who has been a selected teams mainstay, Carroll talked about they might not hesitate to play the rookie on safety if needed.
“There’s a possibility that that this week will doubtless be an outstanding week for him, because of he’ll get quite a lot of reps,” Carroll mentioned. “Joey’s an outstanding soccer participant and now we have really favored each half that he reveals. He’s really fast, he reveals it on his kick safety stuff, and he seems very instinctive and he’s aggressive and all that. He’s nonetheless new inside the scheme, and the scheme is demanding for the place, so the longer we’ll wait, the upper he’ll be, nonetheless I might not hesitate for him to play. I really like what he brings. He’s obtained the suitable mentality to be in there and be accountable and strong and arduous and all of that, along with working to the ball. As a matter of actuality, merely ultimate week, he had a pair performs on the ball in observe which have been the easiest performs of the week. So he’s confirmed some really good issues and constructed a reasonably good resume for a pup.”
In numerous injury data, Carroll gave an exchange on two outdoors linebackers who’re on injured reserve, Alton Robinson, who injury his knee inside the preseason, and Darryl Johnson, who injured his foot early inside the season shortly after incomes a starting place. The hope initially had been that Johnson may return this season, nonetheless Carroll reported that he had season-ending foot surgical process. Robinson continues to be rehabbing his injury, nonetheless has a possibility to get once more this season.
“Darryl’s pretty a strategies away,” Carroll talked about. “He had surgical process and he’ll miss the rest of the season. Alton is approach nearer than that. He’s working and shifting. He’s not in a position to be launched however from the rehab, so he’s nonetheless there.”