Poona Ford has been listed as doubtful and Ezekiel Ansah as questionable on the Injury Report for the Seattle Seahawks’ Week 2 road opener at the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ford, a starting defensive tackle who has shown signs of second-year blossom, suffered a calf injury in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury that some thought could be cramps. Ian Rappaport reported that the injury is a calf strain that is considered “week-to-week.” That suggests the strain is likely a grade 1 to 2 in severity.
Ansah, meanwhile, is still looking to recover from his shoulder injury. That leaves the Seahawks potentially light at the “LEO” pass rusher spot for the second week running.
Starting free safety Tedric Thompson is the second player on the doubtful list with his hamstring injury, meaning Lano Hill could make a return to the position when the Seahawks travel to Pittsburgh.
Special teams captain and reserve outside cornerback Neiko Thorpe is also listed as “doubtful” with a hamstring injury. WR David Moore and backup C Joey Hunt are confirmed as out.
More updates will be made available upon conclusion of Seahawks practice, which is ongoing at the time of this article’s publish.
Update: The final injury report doesn’t add anyone else to the status list, but does include everyone who practiced fully and who didn’t.
Here’s the final #Seahawks injury report. Ansah was a full participant practice, but he’ll still be a game-time decision. Depends on eagerness to get him out there.— Ben Arthur (@benyarthur) September 13, 2019
New injury to Pocic. Still practiced, but have to wonder if that may open door for Iupati to start at left guard. pic.twitter.com/OZZQKaj7r4