With training camp moving into full pads this week, a number of players have picked up injuries which are worth monitoring. Head coach Pete Carroll provided the media with updates on a number of players who were seen leaving the field during practice this week at his post-practice press conference on Wednesday.
Cornerback Damarious Randall, who has dazzled Carroll and defensive coordinator Ken Norton with his stellar play so far (including a pair of interceptions of Russell Wilson) left practice Wednesday with a minor groin issue. Carroll said Randall felt some discomfort and that him sitting out was out of an abundance of caution. Defensive Tackle Robert Nkemdiche, meanwhile, is sitting out with a slightly more serious groin issue.
The linebacking corps has been thin this week, with Bobby Wagner being away dealing with a private matter, and now rookie Jon Rhattigan and Cody Barton coming down with hamstring and quad injuries, respectively. Rhattigan is assumed to be out for at least a week, while Barton is day-to-day.
The last new injury update was about backup tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Carroll said that he was experiencing an issue with his shoulder in practice, and that he sat out as a precaution.
Carroll also spoke about running back Travis Homer and wide receiver D’Wayne Eskridge, both of whom have been sidelined so far during training camp on the PUP list. Homer has been dealing with a calf issue that is keeping him out of the backfield competition so far, and Carroll said the timetable for Homer’s return is unclear. Eskridge has a similarly unclear timetable for his return from a nagging toe injury, although Carroll did note that the rookie receiver was testing out new shoes provided to him by the equipment team, and that he was making good progress through the injury.