With a 21-3 victory on Thursday night, the Seahawks wrapped up their preseason with a flawless 4-0 record.
Of course, that counts for nothing in the long run. What really matters is how you answer the question, "did anyone get injured?"
Unfortunately, Seattle can't claim perfection in that area. By now, we're all aware of the hamstring problem Doug Baldwin has. Jason Jones has been kept out of three straight games, as the coaches do not want him to further aggravate a knee that bothered him when he was in Tennessee. Marshawn Lynch suffered back spasms over the past week, and coaches (wisely) are sidelining him and allowing him to recover.
The rest of the players who didn't suit up, according to seahawks.com:
CB Walter Thurmond (leg)
S Chris Maragos (shoulder)
DE Greg Scruggs (hamstring)
LB Matt McCoy (knee)
OG James Carpenter (knee)
During the game, two players of note went down. Vai Taua, the fullback who led the team in rushing for the game, went down with what is being called as a PCL strain. Even the mildest of PCL injuries usually take weeks to heal, so Taua can't be feeling too happy about his roster odds. Also hurt on the night was Golden Tate, who, while trying to put on his best Kent State impression (running the wrong way joke), got his knee bent unnaturally by a tackler. Tate's prognosis is "not bad," according to Pete Carroll, so hopefully he'll be ready for week 1.
Still conspicuously absent from any injury talk is Kam Chancellor, who has missed three preseason games. He claimed in a sideline interview on Thursday that he'll be "good for Week 1," implying that an injury has indeed hampered him. If not that, then Carroll wanted Jeron Johnson to see an increased role.
Overall, the Seahawks escaped the preseason with no major (and no season ending) injuries to key players. Success!
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