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Seahawks injury update: Derrick Coleman has a broken foot, pretty much everyone else is hurt too

Next man up! Also to the guy behind him -- you're up too.

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Here's a 700 word update on the Seahawks' injury situation.


The already-ailing Seahawks suffered another loss of a starter prior to the Rams game when FB Derrick Coleman stepped awkwardly and broke his foot. I haven't seen a prognosis, but I'd assume this will end his season. If that's the case, look for Seattle to do one of three things: 1), grab 2014 7th rounder Kiero Small off of the Browns' practice squad to come in and take over for Coleman, 2) keep running with Robert Turbin at fullback, which would make some sense as it'd get Christine Michael a chance to get some runs in as well, or 3) give Michael Robinson a call, and this option would make sense in the value he brings as a veteran leader.

On the offensive line, the Hawks were already missing starting center Max Unger, then saw backup Stephen Schilling leave for a few plays with a lower leg injury. He got it taped up, and returned to the game and finished it in there at center. Keep an eye on Schilling this week though on the injury report, because these types of things can often get worse after the adrenaline of the game wears off.

James Carpenter also had a scary moment when he went down grabbing his knee. He left briefly but returned to the game. This is an injury to monitor this week as well. Stephen Schilling is listed as the backup at left guard, but considering he's starting at center right now (and facing his own potential injury), I'd guess that Alvin Bailey could step in for Carpenter if he misses time. Patrick Lewis is another option.

Additionally, Russell Okung is playing through a labrum issue that may be affecting his strength in the upper body. The OL is really banged up, in short.

So is the tight end position. Zach Miller remains out after having bone spurs removed in his ankle, and Luke Willson missed the game with a groin injury he suffered in practice this week. Of course, with Anthony McCoy already on the injured reserve, the Seahawks were down to their fourth and fifth tight ends in this one. Cooper Helfet stepped up big against the Rams, catching three passes for 61 yards, including a nice toe-tap touchdown from Russell Wilson.

Going forward, if Willson can't come back this week, the Hawks will keep running with Helfet and Rashaun Allen at tight end, then continue to work Alvin Bailey in there as the 6th OL.


Incredibly, the Seahawks are probably even more banged up on defense. Starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (turf toe) was missed sorely in this one, and K.J. Wright took his place in the middle.

The Seahawks went into this week already down one cornerback in Jeremy Lane, who is still on the Designated for Return IR, and then had to play without starting cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf) as well. This meant that 2nd year CB Tharold Simon got his first NFL start, but after coming back from his own injuries that kept him out of practice for most of the season, he struggled early on while grappling heavily with Kenny Britt. Simon was injured multiple times in this game (ankle) and while he tried to return several times, he was ultimately forced to leave for good in the first half. This meant that Marcus Burley got action on the outside again.

Kam Chancellor has been battling both hip and ankle injuries, and just hasn't look right out there the past two weeks. It's pretty clear he's a shell of his normal self, so it's worth wondering if the Hawks will keep sending him out there or try to get him healed up and hold him out.

Seattle missed Cassius Marsh (foot) and defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle) in this game as well. Marsh, a rookie with a key role in the Seahawks' DL rotation, was placed on the IR this week. Hill, whose injury cropped up this past week, had been a major contributor at the DT position (getting more snaps than Tony McDaniel and Kevin Williams), but was declared out on Friday. It's worth keeping an eye on this week -- his presence seemed to be missed. With Jesse Williams already on the IR, Seattle went to Greg Scruggs and I imagine he'll continue to fill in for those injured players.


The Seahawks' injury situation is no joke right now.