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Friday injury report: Sims practices, Hasselbeck doubtful for Sunday

Post by Eric Williams on Oct. 2, 2009 at 2:27 pm with 6 Comments »
October 2, 2009 2:29 pm

In flight to Indianapolis, but I actually have internet access on Delta, which is pretty cool. Here’s the injury report I just received from the Seahawks.

LB Leroy Hill (groin), OT Sean Locklear (ankle) and Walter Jones (knee) are out.

QB Matt Hasselbeck (rib) did not practice on Friday, and according to Greg Johns of, head coach Jim Mora said Hasselbeck will make the trip but likely will not play. And Jones likely will stay back in Seattle.

FB Justin Griffith (knee) and CB Josh Wilson (ankle) were limited participants and listed as questionable. If Griffith can’t go, Owen Schmitt will get his second start of the season. And is Wilson is out, Kelly Jennings will start again, and Travis Fisher likely will serve as the third corner in nickel situations.

The big news is Rob Sims (oblique) practice for the first time today and was a full participant. The return of Sims gives Seattle some flexibility up front. OT Brandon Frye (groin) also was a full participant, along with S Jordan Babineaux (shoulder), LB Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) and CB Ken Lucas (groin).

Seattle might have to juggle the 53-man roster this week, possibly bringing up Kyle Williams to the active roster for offensive line depth. If they make that move, they would have to release someone from the active roster.

If they don’t make a move, then Rob Sims likely would serve as the backup tackle, and Max Unger would be the last resort in an emergency situation.

For Indianapolis, WR Anthony Gonzalez (knee) and Bob Sanders (knee) are out.

LB Gary Brackett (Knee), DT Keyunta Dawson (Foot), DE Dwight Freeney (quad), DB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) and RB Chad Simpson (abdomen) were limited participants and are questionable.

That’s all for now.

Notes from practice
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  1. Dukeshire says:

    Eric, that is pretty cool. I’m surprised you have enough room on the little tray though for your lapper, peanuts and beer with plastic cup.

    Hopefully Schmitt will continue to progress. Aside from that dropped pass I thought he played a pretty good game. And Sims being able to go is huge. It goes without saying (but I’m saying it anyway) that they need all the healthy bodies up front they can get. Starting to get healthy across the board is news we haven’t gotten much of in a long while and feels good.

  2. chuck_easton says:

    And for those that want to say that Seattle is soft or they should fire their entire training staff here’s a quick look around the league:

    Buffalo: Both starting tackles (one on IR) are out.
    Jets are down to only two CB’s for their game against NO.
    Bulger is out in St. Louis as is their starting CB and Safety

    It’s called football. Injuries happen. But Seattle fans only think they happen to the Seahawks and that this is some indictment against the entire FO and the coaching/training staff.

  3. princeaden says:

    I’m looking forward to the Hawks having a chance to jump start their season Sunday. Win the field position battle and control the time of possession, as well as a couple turnovers(maybe a pick or a returned kick for a TD) and this weekend could be a defining moment for this team. This may seem far fetched to some, but stranger things have happened. I believe that almost all games are decided by 5 or 6 key plays. With a little luck the Hawks can get 4 or 5 of them and pull this thing off.

  4. princeaden says:

    The Hawks should look at some old films of when New England would beat Indy in the AFC Championship game to keep the Colts out of the Superbowl and see how they game planned for Manning.

  5. vichawkfan says:

    chuck – I never said fire the training staff. Just tired of the same old thing 3 years running now. There’s no disputing we have been and are the most injured team in the NFL the past 2 years. At some point every stone has to be unturned to figure it out. If I recall going back before the current training staff was around, Holmgren made the move to bring in the current staff….after being tired of the players getting “nicked”. It worked….for a while. Just like every coaching position…the same old same old doesn’t resonate after a while. New techique and or regiments might be needed. That’s not to say the current staff hasn’t mixed it up, I have no idea.

  6. Please, no injuries this game. Peyton has been the top or close to the top QB in the league since the year after he was the first pick in the draft in 1998. The year he was picked by the Colts he ranked 13th. Warren Moon played for the Hawks that year and ranked 27th (in DYAR per Football Outsiders). If Hawks can find a way to play with Colts, I’ll feel much better about Hawks competing with the Cards this year.

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