The Seahawks enter week 7 extremely beat up and the list of injuries is continuously getting longer. A win in New Orleans will help them stay atop the NFC West and give them some cushion as injuries are starting to devastate their roster.
The new ones added to the list are Michael Bennett with a knee injury that he can no longer play with. He has cartilage issues in his knee and will miss the Saints game and probably a few more. Pete Carroll indicated he may need surgery.
Kam Chancellor will miss another game with his groin pull. His groin will keep him out for the third week in a row. Groin injuries are like hamstrings so the Seahawks are being careful not to re-aggravate it.
Bradley Sowell the Seahawks left tackle will miss this Sundays game with a sprained MCL. He is going to be replaced by George Fant who has zero starts as a lineman since pee wee football. Fant is athletic but experience is something he is lacking. This could be clearly seen last week in Arizona.
Russell Wilson has a new injury added to his high ankle sprain and his sprained MCL on his knee. He also suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Arizona in OT. Wilson should be good to go for Sunday as far as we know. Pete Carroll & Russell Wilson both said he will play vs the Saints this Sunday.
Other injuries include Kevin Pierre Louis is out for this Sundays game as a backup linebacker. Luke Wilson will not play as well as he is trying to recover from a knee injury as well. Thomas Rawls has played only one game and is still 2 to 3 weeks out before he could return. Doug Baldwin has not been 100 % either since he injured his leg in the St. Louis game in LA. Tyler Lockett has been battling a PCL injury to his knee and has yet to be a full go. Lockett has been limited in practice and in games as to keep him from re-injury. They also just lost DE Quinton Jefferson for the season this week. This isn't even the whole list of players who are battling injury and there are those who haven't been listed on the injury report.
All these injuries are starting to add up and the Seahawks are lucky to be 4-1-1. Getting through a terrible defense in the New Orleans Saints will help the Seahawks get in position to maintain their lead in the NFC West and hopefully some of these guys can get back to 100% for the rest of the season.