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Monday, October 13, 2014

Seahawks Injury Updates: Bobby Wagner, Byron Maxwell

By on 10/13/2014 03:50:00 PM

The Seattle Seahawks lost starting linebacker Bobby Wagner and starting cornerback Byron Maxwell in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys yesterday in Seattle. Wagner later returned in the second half, but Maxwell did not return. The Seahawks went on to lose that game 30-23.

After the game, coach Pete Carroll described Wagner's injury as a jammed big toe. Carroll said they did not yet know what that meant for Wagner going forward, but that they would wait and see. Wagner did play in the second half after going to the locker room during the first half.

Maxwell left the field in the first half after stretching to break up a pass play. Carroll originally described Maxwell's injury as a high ankle sprain and that it "looked legit", during the post-game press conference. However, he told 710 AM ESPN Seattle on Monday morning that Maxwell's injury is actually a calf strain

"It's not a high ankle sprain, we found out," coach Pete Carroll told "Brock and Salk" on 710 ESPN Seattle. "He's got a calf strain, which is better than a sprain. We'll see what happens with that."

Carroll did not have a timetable on Maxwell's return, saying only that it would be a shorter absence than a high ankle sprain. Maxwell's injury thins the Seahawks at cornerback, as both Tharold Simon and Jeremy Lane are still out and Lane can't return until week 10 at the soonest. Marcus Burley replaced Maxwell in the game yesterday, though he normally plays the nickle position.

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