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Seahawks injury updates: Uchenna Nwosu has pec strain, timetable unknown

Seattle’s pass rush just took a hit in the win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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The Seattle Seahawks didn’t have too many injuries of note against the Arizona Cardinals, but the most notable one is a biggie.

Outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu left Sunday’s game early in the 2nd quarter with a pectoral injury and did not return. Pete Carroll has since confirmed that it’s a strained pec, and while they await further test results, it sounds like Pete believes Nwosu may be out for at least this week.

In addition to what he provides as a pass rusher, Nwosu’s value in the run defense is also huge, so this is a real double whammy if he has to miss any time.

Boye Mafe has already been one of the best performing players on Seattle’s pass rush, but it looks as if rookie Derick Hall and Darrell Taylor will need to up their game in Nwosu’s absence.

In terms of other Seahawks injury news from Coach Carroll, there’s a mixture of good, bad, and uncertain:

  • It doesn’t look like Abe Lucas will resume football activities this week. He’s been on injured reserve since September with an ongoing knee issues, and at this point it’s fair to wonder if he’s even returning this season.
  • RB Zach Charbonnet (hamstring) and C Evan Brown (hip) both have a chance to return this week after missing the Cardinals game.
  • WR DK Metcalf (hip) is on a “we’ll see how it goes” situation, per Carroll. Last week was the first missed game of his career.
  • RB Kenny McIntosh (knee) could come off injured reserve this week.
  • OT Jason Peters has a chance to be elevated from the practice squad and make his Seahawks debut.

And while there’s no injury update on this front, WR Dee Eskridge is eligible to return from suspension this week.