At some point during the Seahawks’ sack party against the Eagles, Carlos Dunlap ducked out. The player who has helped to spark Seattle’s revival up front this season did not have his absence immediately noticed, but soon, the Seahawks’ broadcast announced his return was doubtful with a foot injury.
.@JessamynMcIntyr on Seahawks broadcast says DE Carlos Dunlap is doubtful to return with a foot injury. Would be huge loss right now given his recent contributions.— Stacy Jo Rost (@StacyRost) December 1, 2020
As Dunlap has quickly proven, Seattle absolutely needs the veteran pass rusher to create pressure without blitzing at extremely high rates. With the win appearing firmly in hand, the hope was that Dunlap’s doubtful status was more so a reflection on the game than the severity of his injury.
After the Seahawks had wrapped up their win over Philadelphia, Pete Carroll met with reporters and gave an update on Dunlap’s injury—kind of.
Pete Carroll says Carlos Dunlap has a "sprained something or other," in his foot.— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) December 1, 2020
Obviously, a sprain is better than a fracture, but that’s about all we are able to gather from Carroll’s update at the moment. Hopefully, further clarity on Dunlap’s status will come on Tuesday, along with any other players banged up from Week 12.