Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said receiver Mike Williams has a simple, first degree ankle sprain on the same left leg that he suffered a foot strain, and his status for Sunday’s game is in question.
Carroll said they will know more about Williams’ chances to play on Sunday at San Francisco on Thursday or Friday.
“We think he’s got a chance,” Carroll said about Williams. “It was not a real bad sprain, we just kind of couldn’t tell what happened with the sprain and the foot problem that he has. He couldn’t get up on it and get running. But the doctors think by Thursday or Friday we’ll know a lot more, and have a chance to see where he can go.”
Carroll said the team is more concerned with Williams’ ankle than his foot.
On Ben Obomanu’s cut hand, Carroll said the team will have to wait and see how he recovers until later this week. Carroll said that Carolina safety Charles Godfrey’s helmet hit right on Obomanu’s hand on the hit, causing a deep cut between his fingers that required stitches.
“It’s going to come down to how they can protect him so that he feels okay,” Carroll said about Obomanu playing status this week. “And then can he function with the protection he’s got to wear. He’s got to be very sore today. He took a real shot, so we’ve just got to wait.”
Carroll said that as of right now they do not plan to make a roster move to bring in another receiver, and that they already have a couple extra receivers on the roster.
Cornerback Roy Lewis (knee) is doing well and expected to play this week. And defensive tackle Colin Cole will be full go on Wednesday and is expected to play in his first game in six weeks.
The same cannot be said for offensive lineman Chester Pitts (ankle), who likely will not return to practice until later this week, and probably will not play on Sunday.
“He’s much better,” Carroll said. “It might not be the first, couple days, but by Friday we’ll try it out.”
Tight end John Carlson (hip) should make it back later this week.
Carroll said the return of fullback Michael Robinson helped jump start the running game. Carroll also said he liked that offensively they finally punched a couple runs in the end zone, and the fact that Seattle ran the ball 31 times helped get the offensive line and running backs in to a rhythm.
Carroll was particularly pleased with the way Justin Forsett ran. Forsett finished with 60 yards on 10 carries for a robust 10 yards a carry.
“Justin Forsett was on fire yesterday,” Carroll said. “He had three terrific plays, getting out and making guys miss. … He had a big role in what was going on, as well as Marshawn (Lynch).”