The Seattle Seahawks have a massive road game against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, and while the injury report is mostly on the lighter side, there is one key name whose status is suddenly in question.
Wide receiver Doug Baldwin, who looked as healthy as ever last week against the Green Bay Packers, is questionable to play due to a groin injury. Baldwin has battled knee injuries throughout the season, so this issue is brand new.
Pete Carroll said Doug Baldwin's groin issue popped up the same day Carroll said Baldwin was feeling the best he's felt all season, which was Tuesday. Carroll said Baldwin, listed as questionable, will work out before Sunday's game at Carolina to "make sure that he's OK" to play.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) November 23, 2018
So Baldwin is a game-time decision, while linebacker K.J. Wright is definitely out with a knee injury that flared up again when they played the Los Angeles Rams a couple of weeks ago. Wright has only played and finished two games this season due to injury, which is certainly not how he wanted his contract year to play out.
For the time being, that’s it. Bradley McDougald, Chris Carson, Delano Hill, Neiko Thorpe, etc. all appear to be in good shape for Sunday’s game.
On the Panthers side, WR Devin Funchess is doubtful with a back injury, while Torrey Smith (knee) is questionable. Funchess had several drops last week against the Detroit Lions, so maybe it’s a bad thing for the Seahawks that he’s not likely to play, even though he leads the team’s WRs in receptions. If Smith continues to miss time (although coach Ron Rivera expect him to be good to go), then Curtis Samuel and rookie D.J. Moore will surely get a majority of the targets among the wide receivers for Cam Newton.