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Monday, November 17, 2014

Seahawks Injury Update: Max Unger could miss month with high ankle sprain

By on 11/17/2014 07:14:00 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have been on a rotating cycle of injuries throughout the 2014 season with a big name player getting injured nearly every game. The loss on Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs was no different as center Max Unger was carted off the field.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle that Unger will likely miss three to 4 weeks with a high ankle sprain and a twisted knee. His likely replacement and starter against the Arizona Cardinals next week should be Patrick Lewis, who came in to replace Unger when he went down. Lewis is currently the only player at the center position on the roster, with former backup Stephen Schilling lost for the year. Another option could be Lemuel Jeanpierre, as Carroll told the Seattle PI on Monday.

“He’s been out there for some time now,” Carroll said. “We know he’s out there. Everybody’s an option.”

This injury to Seattle's offensive anchor comes just a week after losing defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, arguably the defense's anchor. The only promising piece of injury news for the Seahawks as they prepare to face the 9-1 division rival Cardinals at home is that linebacker Bobby Wagner could be returning.

Wagner worked out before the game and on Monday and looks to be ready to return to practice this week. The middle linebacker's return would be a huge plus for a struggling Seahawks defense.

“Bobby had a great workout at the game, and he had a great one again today,” Carroll said. “That puts him in position to practice on Wednesday, and we’ll see how he does, we’ll see how he takes it. He’ll have a chance to play this week if all goes well for him, which would be awesome

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