The Seahawks hung on for a massive victory against the Cardinals in Week 11, with a Carlos Dunlap sack sealing a 28-21 victory. While Seattle came out of Thursday Night Football victorious, they didn’t come out of it fully healthy.
A troubling moment saw veteran tight end Greg Olsen go down with a non-contact injury, immediately waving for the trainers before ultimately being carted off. Later, right tackle Brandon Shell had a scary moment as an Arizona defender fell into the back of his leg along the sideline. He too was later carted to the locker room.
Following the Seahawks’ win, Pete Carroll met with the media and provided updates on Olsen and Shell, among others.
On Olsen, Carroll said it is a fascia tear, which the tight end suffered when he was with the Panthers in 2018. According to Carroll, Olsen knew what it was almost immediately.
Carroll said Olsen knew what it was from prior experience and said that the hope is "when it ruptures like it did we think it's the best thing for a quick recovery, so we'll see what happens and wish him the best." https://t.co/aA0bT850ED— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) November 20, 2020
Though Carroll said he was unclear as to whether Olsen could play again this season or not, it seems like a real possibility the tight end’s season and career is over.
Thankfully, Shell’s injury was not as bad as it appeared live, with Carroll saying it was an ankle sprain. With an extended break before the team returns to action, the right tackle may not miss any time.
Carroll said Brandon Shell suffered a sprained ankle.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) November 20, 2020
As expected, Seattle will get reinforcements soon as well. According to Carroll, both Chris Carson and Shaquill Griffin will return in Week 12, while Rashaad Penny and Darrell Taylor are just a couple of weeks away themselves.
Now 7-3 and back in first place in the NFC West, the Seahawks will have to go on without Olsen. However, with 10 days until they play again, they can count on the return of several players, as well.