In what has to be considered a must-win game for the Seattle Seahawks in this Sunday’s home opener against the Dallas Cowboys, they will be without their starting left guard Ethan Pocic.
Friday’s injury report revealed that Pocic, who hadn’t been practicing due to an ankle injury, is officially out. Justin Britt, listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury, is questionable, so there’s a chance the Seahawks could be without two starters on the o-line. On a more positive note, D.J. Fluker is set to make his Seahawks debut at right guard after missing the first two games with a hamstring injury. If Britt is out, Joey Hunt will be the starting center, while J.R. Sweezy would move to left guard in Pocic’s absence.
Others who have been ruled out are linebacker K.J. Wright and WR Doug Baldwin, both of whom have knee issues they’ve been dealing with. Baldwin’s timetable is unknown, whereas the hope is that Wright is ready to play within the next two weeks.
The good news is that Bobby Wagner is no longer on the injury report, having missed Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears with a groin problem. However, Mychal Kendricks is questionable with an ankle injury, so even Seattle’s emergency linebacker depth has been compromised.
More updates will come after Friday’s practice is complete. Hopefully CB Tre Flowers is also ready to play, so Seattle can get some more reinforcements back on defense.