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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seahawks Injury Updates: Byron Maxwell, Russell Okung, Bobby Wagner

By on 10/14/2014 06:14:00 PM

Three significant injuries are being reported for the Seattle Seahawks after coach Pete Carroll's Monday press conference.

Yesterday, middle linebacker Bobby Wagner's injury was initially described as a jammed big toe. However, the news on Tuesday is that Wagner's injury is actually turf toe and could be similar to the situation that sidelined offensive lineman Russell Okung for half of 2013. Carroll said the team will wait a few days to further evaluate him, but indicated the injury could be fairly severe. If Wagner sits next week, K.J. Wright would likely move to the middle and Super Bowl MVP Malcom Smith would play weakside.

The news for starting cornerback Byron Maxwell is a little better as he has a calf strain and not a high ankle sprain as Carroll initially said. However, it sounds doubtful that he will play against the St. Louis Rams this Sunday.

Russell Okung is being reported to have a torn labrum in his shoulder, however, when asked if he would play against the Rams, Carroll seemed surprised by the question and confirmed that Okung would be playing.

The good news for the Seahawks is that strong safety Kam Chancellor is expected to return to practice this week and reportedly came out of the game fine. Richard Sherman was also fine after injuring his shoulder.

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