Wednesday Injury Report
As the Seahawks began their week of preparation for the upcoming matchup with the Commanders, they practiced without seven players due to injuries on Wednesday afternoon. Running backs Kenneth Walker III and DeeJay Dallas both missed practice because of upper body injuries. While Dallas was unable to practice due to a shoulder injury he suffered against Baltimore, the fourth-year man is fighting to get back as soon as possible. “He was supposedly hurt, but he was bouncing out there today. His attitude is so committed to not missing anything,” said head coach Pete Carroll. “He was out there catching punts and running around. He’s going to try to get back. He’s a pretty impressive kid. He’s exactly what you’re looking for in guys that overcome the mishaps and the difficulties that would hold other guys back sometimes. He’s going to try to fight through it.”
Wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba also missed practice due to a hip injury. The rookie wide receiver has established himself as one of the top targets in the passing game recently as he has scored a touchdown in two of the last three games, including the game winner against the Browns in Week 8. Tyler Lockett was limited in practice to start the week because of a hamstring problem that has been hampering him for a few weeks. Lockett has been able to play through the injury as he has not missed any game time because of it. In good news, Dareke Young returned to practice this week in a limited capacity as the second-year receiver has been on injured reserve since the beginning of the season. Young can not only make an impact on offense as a receiver but can also make a valuable contribution to the special teams unit.
Rookie linebacker Derick Hall exited the team’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a shoulder injury but was able to fully participate in practice on Wednesday so the injury shouldn’t force him to miss time barring any setbacks. “He seems to be OK. Our guys really seem to be bouncing back. Mostly everybody was working in the walkthrough and there’s a couple of guys that have a chance, maybe we hold them back today,” said coach Carroll. “They don’t want to do that; they want to go. There’s a really good sense that he’s one of those guys, I think. We’ll see what happens during the day.”
The Commanders practiced without three key players, one on offense and two on defense, to start the week. Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, cornerback Kendall Fuller and wide receiver Jahan Dotson were all held out of practice for rest on Wednesday.