When Russell Wilson was strip-sacked by Danny Trevathan in the Seattle Seahawks’ Monday night loss to the Chicago Bears, it killed off feint hopes that Seattle could erase their 24-10 4th quarter deficit, and it also got Justin Britt hurt.
Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed at Wednesday’s press conference that Britt has a sore shoulder, and he’s “day-to-day,” which doesn’t sound too serious on the surface, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s a certainty to play in Seattle’s home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Pete Carroll said Justin Britt has a sore shoulder and is day-to-day. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 19, 2018
Replays show that Britt dove for the loose ball, but Leonard Floyd was able to fall on it first. Floyd’s helmet slammed into Britt’s right shoulder, and backup Joey Hunt replaced Britt for Seattle’s final drive.
Now interestingly enough, both KJR’s Dave Mahler and current 710 ESPN Radio contributor Jake Heaps have heard through the grapevine that this injury is more serious than what Carroll has described.
Big blow. Seahawks are going to be missing the leader and anchor on the OL. Hard to replace. Also, this is more than a day-to-day situation. He will be out an extended period from what I have heard. https://t.co/0l3J6KaiWn— Jake Heaps (@jtheaps9) September 19, 2018
Hearing Justin Britt could be a long shot to play Sunday vs Dallas. And may be out longer. We’ll find out more tomorrow with Pete at 1pm— Dave Softy Mahler (@Softykjr) September 19, 2018
If by any chance Britt doesn’t play this week, it could be Hunt’s first start since 2016, when he was a rookie filling in for an injured Britt against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Russell Wilson was sacked six times and the Seahawks were held to 5 points. Another option is Ethan Pocic shifting from LG to C, while D.J. Fluker and JR Sweezy take the two guard positions, as Fluker is in good position to return this weekend.
As for other injury updates, it looks like Bobby Wagner, Tre Flowers, and the aforementioned Fluker are on course to play against Dallas. Doug Baldwin and K.J. Wright still haven’t practiced.