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Friday, October 24, 2014

Seahawks Injury Report: Bobby Wagner, Max Unger, Zach Miller

By on 10/24/2014 06:30:00 PM

The Seattle Seahawks will have several key players out when they visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday:

Injuries keep piling up for the defending champs, who had to add a couple of names this week to an already crowded injury list. One of those names is starting fullback Derrick Coleman after he broke his foot in pregame warmups prior to last week's loss against the St. Louis Rams.

Wide receiver and punt returner Bryan Walters has also been ruled out with a concussion. Doug Baldwin is officially listed as Seattle's No. 2 punt returner after an experiment with Earl Thomas failed earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, the Seahawks will continue to miss four other key starters. There is no timetable for middle linebacker Bobby Wagner's return from turf toe, as he is still in a cast after suffering the injury Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Tight end Zach Miller is also rehabbing slower than expected from ankle surgery and will miss his fourth straight game. Center Max Unger also remains sidelined with a sprained foot but hopes to return to practice next week.

Cornerback Byron Maxwell will miss his second straight game with a calf injury. Backup Tharold Simon started in place of Maxwell against St. Louis and is probable to play through an ankle injury this Sunday.

Defensive tackle Jordan Hill will be the seventh and final Seattle player out, as he remains sidelined with an ankle injury.

The Seahawks did get some good news this week, as tight end Luke Willson is expected to return from a groin injury. Backup running back Robert Turbin should also be able to play after suffering a minor shoulder injury last week.

Safety Kam Chancellor (ankle) and defensive end Michael Bennett (toe) each missed a day of practice this week but are probable to play. Running back Marshawn Lynch and defensive tackle Kevin Williams were both given regular days off.

Seattle has missed Miller and Unger in pass protection and things won't get any easier against a talented Panthers front seven. The fullback situation will also be interesting to watch, as Turbin is expected to step in, which could give more opportunities to Christine Michael.  

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