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Seahawks injury updates: There are way too many of these today

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The Seattle Seahawks went into their Week 11 match against the Philadelphia Eagles looking really healthy and then they went on to win 26-15, so of course there has to be some bad news, right? Let’s take a look:

  • C.J. Prosise had Seattle’s longest play of the season (72 yards) then went out with a new injury. Pete Carroll said after the game that it’s a “scapula” issue and that he would be out “awhile.” Expect a fractured scapula to keep him out at least six weeks, meaning there’s a chance they keep him on the active roster in hopes for a playoff return. If the Seahawks managed to win a top-two seed (they’re in good shape so far at 7-2-1) then that means it will be approximately eight weeks before their first playoff game. Prosise could conceivably be ready by then, depending on Monday’s update.
  • Earl Thomas left with a hamstring injury and did not return. Hamstring injuries suck if only because the “timetable” is so unpredictable. Thomas could miss no time or he could just be week-to-week for weeks and not return. He’s never missed a start in his career.
  • Troymaine Pope made his Seattle debut and then left with a high ankle sprain and did not return. The high ankle sprain doomed some other Seahawks players this season. With Prosise and Pope out, the team will need to sign a couple running backs. Alex Collins should be active next week, barring something somewhat shocking, while the team will need to look for a “third down back” type. CJ Spiller is with the New York Jets right now.
  • DeShawn Shead also left with a hamstring injury and did not return. Same sentiment as Thomas above.
  • Neiko Thorpe left the game with cramps.

The Seahawks play in Tampa Bay next Sunday afternoon.