The injury bug has seemingly been visting every single NFL team with regularity since the start of training camp, and the Seattle Seahawks are no different. They have placed four of their players on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list already, taking some big hits along the way.
Defensive tackle Colin Cole is still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, landing him on the PUP list as of now. head coach Pete Carroll feels that Cole is still "quite a ways away" from getting back on the field, possibly remaining sidelined through training camp and maybe longer. Cole's first tast of football in 2011 may be after the season is in full-swing.
Wide receiver Deon Butler is still recovering from a broken leg he suffered against the 49ers towards th end of the 2010 season, which gas taken longer than expected to heal. The more time Butler spends on the PUP list the likelier the 'Hawks look to taller, healthier WR's that have been practicing with the team and making an impression on Carroll. Butler will get off the PUP list soon enough, but there may not be much space for him on the field by then.
Cornerback Roy Lewis went down with a knee injury during training camp, landing him on the PUP list. Coach Carroll said it would be a few weeks for Lewis to heal enough to resume football activities.
TE Cameron Morrah is yet to practice with the team due to a nagging toe injury, leaving his status with the Seahawks in danger as well. With the addition of Pro-Bowl tight end Zack Miller it has seemingly gotten a bit crowded at that position, possibly leaving Morrah out in the cold once he returns from injury.
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