Friday Seahawks injury updates from Pete Carroll

The Seahawks have wrapped up their final practice of the week, and as Pete Carroll said at the beginning of the week, they’re going to be getting back some key players, including two starting offensive linemen, Max Unger and Russell Okung.

“It was great to have Max in the middle there and Russell finished this week, so both those guys will play,” Carroll said. “That’s obviously very positive for us, we’re grateful to have those guys back.”

It sounds like guard James Carpenter, who injured his ankle in last week’s game, won’t be back, however: “Carp didn’t make it back yet. We’ll let you know if anything can change on that. No wait, we’re not going to let you know, to tell you the truth. You’ll find out on Sunday.”

Expect Alvin Bailey to start for Carpenter after starting for Okung at left tackle lats week.

Carroll said backup center Stephen Schilling is “still banged up” and will be a game-day decision, though his status is a lot less important if Unger is able to make it through the day.

On cornerback Byron Maxwell, who has missed three straight games with a calf injury, “He practiced today, got through it all. We need to see how he recovers tomorrow again tomorrow. That’s really a day-to-day shot with him and we really won’t know until game time.”

Marshawn Lynch practiced fully after sitting out with a calf injury a day earlier, and is good to go, Carroll said.

The news on Kam Chancellor, who missed last week’s game with a groin injury, isn’t good. Carroll didn’t rule the Pro Bowl safety out, he didn’t give an encouraging update.

“Kam did not practice again today,” Chancellor. “It’s going to be a game-day decision. He’s going to have to talk us into it at this point, because he wasn’t able to work during the week like we had hoped. So we’ll see. He’s very close to being ready, but we’ve got to make sure we take care of him for the long haul.”

That will likely mean a first-career start for Jeron Johnson, who missed last week’s game with a concussion: “It’s good to have Jeron back. He’s been there in the role of fitting in behind Kam for some time now, so he’s best prepared, and we should really expect him to play well.”

Talk to us

More in Sports

Everett's Max Soterakopoulos points to his name on the leaderboard after winning his division the Regional Qualifier for Drive, Chip and Putt, held last Saturday at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place. (Photo coutesy of Chris Soterakopoulos)
Community roundup: Everett youth golfer headed to The Masters

Plus, Mill Creek Country Club’s Val Patrick honored by LPGA, updates on local NFL players, and more.

Angel of the Winds Arena stands ready and waiting Friday afternoon for Kraken fans to arrive for the preseason game against the Edmondton Oilers. (Jake Goldstein-Street / The Herald)
Patterson: After past fails, can arena football thrive in Everett?

The turbulent past of arena football in the city stems from the opening of the Everett Events Center, now Angel of the Winds Arena, in 2003.

Stanwood players react to their coach bringing them the Stilly Cup on Sept. 30, 2022 in Arlington. The Spartans snapped a 12-game losing streak in the rivalry matchup last year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
4 games to watch in Week 5 of the prep football season

An in-depth look at the best games the area has to offer, plus a full schedule of the local action in Week 5.

Hall of Fame inductee Gina Carbonatto accepts her award during the 2023 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
GALLERY: 2023 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame banquet

A look at Wednesday’s ceremony honoring some of the most decorated sports figures in the area.

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Game picks for Week 5 of the prep football season

Find out which teams the experts and readers pick to win in Week 5.

Sultan’s Derek Feltner tries to stay upright after picking up an offensive fumble and getting a few yards against Granite Falls on Friday, Sep. 30, 2022, at Sultan High School in Sultan, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Week 5 prep football leaderboard

A look at the area’s top passers, rushers and receivers through four weeks of the season.

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 27

Prep roundup for Wednesday, Sept. 27: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Lake Stevens’ Jayshon Limar (17) moves with the ball during a football game between Lake Stevens and West Linn at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. West Linn won, 49-30. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Associated Press high school football poll for Week 5

Lake Stevens falls from No. 1 in Class 4A; Arlington jumps to No. 6 in 3A.

Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Sept. 18-24

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 18-24. Voting closes at… Continue reading

Most Read