The Seahawks are dealing with a few new injuries as the practice week gets underway for Wednesday's game against the 49ers.
After Seahawks coach Pete Carroll hinted earlier in the day of a few injuries that hadn’t been evident Sunday against Green Bay the team’s injury report Wednesday made clear what he’d been hiding.
Three players sat out Wednesday’s practice with injuries that hadn’t been obvious Sunday — cornerback Richard Sherman (hamstring) and linebackers K.J. Wright (ankle) and Terence Garvin (shoulder).
It’s unclear the severity of any of the injuries. Sherman was also on the injury report last week with a thigh injury and sat out on Friday but then played every snap against the Packers on Sunday.
Wright also played every snap against the Packers while Garvin played 31.
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Also newly revealed is a concussion for cornerback Shaquill Griffin, who was listed as limited. Griffin also played throughout the game against Green Bay, on the field for 77 of 82 snaps.
Linebacker Michael Wilhoite, yet to play for the Seahawks in the preseason or regular season, was listed as limited with a calf injury with the hope that he could make it back this week while RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) and S Delano Hill (shoulder) who were each out last week were listed as full participants.
The injuries make the linebacker spot particularly worth watching this week — Wright is the starting weakside linebacker and has not missed a game since 2013. Garvin started at strongside linebacker last week with Wilhoite out. If Wilhoite returns then he would presumably step in for Garvin. But that spot is not on the field for every snap the way that the WLB position is and the Seahawks could consider playing Wilhoite there and going with someone else at SLB. Dewey McDonald is listed as Wright’s backup and got a start at that spot against the Vikings when both Wright and Wilhoite were out. The team has said Wilhoite can play any of the three linebacking spots. D.J. Alexander is listed as the backup to Garvin this week at SLB with Wilhoite listed as a backup at MLB. But Wilhoite entered camp as the starter at SLB before missing basically all of camp with a calf issue.
Sherman has 91 straight starts, the longest current streak of any Seahawk position player and the fourth-longest streak among any active cornerback in the NFL.