The Seattle Seahawks started the second half of Sunday’s loss to the L.A. Chargers shorthanded, as star running back Chris Carson was seen on the sideline with his groin/hip wrapped. Carson was doubtful to return, and did not end up re-entering the game.
Carson missed time during the week with a hip injury that Pete Carroll wrongly called a groin injury, and in his post-game press conference, Carroll confirmed it was the same issue that forced him out of Sunday’s loss. Carroll explained it had tightened up on Carson during half-time and he couldn’t come back, going on to say the Seahawks “certainly missed him.”
Bradley McDougald, who also missed time in the week leading up to Sunday, left the game with a knee injury—the same issue that caused him to sit out practice. Carroll explained that McDougald’s knee had been “sore all week,” and it tightened up on him. McDougald did enter for a single play, following Tedric Thompson’s brief exit. Carroll said Thompson just got the wind knocked out of him.
Finally, D.J. Fluker, who left the game in the 4th quarter and did not return, felt his calf tighten up. Slightly worryingly, Carroll said he “doesn’t know what that means right now.” Of course, this came soon after the conclusion of the game, so they really don’t know yet. But it sounded as though there is at least a chance it’ll force Fluker to miss time.
Though Seattle doesn’t have to release an injury report for Week 10 until Wednesday, we should get more information regarding Fluker, McDougald and Carson in the next couple of days.