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Wednesday injury report: Rice, Gallery still out

Post by Eric Williams on Sep. 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm with 7 Comments »
September 7, 2011 4:51 pm

Seattle Seahawks experiment along the offensive line could become a reality come Sunday.

For a second straight day, rookie James Carpenter worked at left guard next to offensive tackle Russell Okung, with fourth-year pro Breno Giacomini taking Carpenter’s spot at right tackle.

Usual starting left guard Robert Gallery watched for a second straight day from the sidelines, working with Carpenter on technique when he wasn’t on the field.

Receiver Sidney Rice (shoulder) did not practice for a second straight day, with Ben Obomanu working with the first unit.

Gallery, Rice and offensive tackle Jarriel King (ankle) were listed as not practicing on today’s official injury report.

Running back Marshawn Lynch returned to practice as a full participant and was not listed on the injury report.

And middle linebacker David Hawthorne was a limited participant on the injury report. Hawthorne suited up for practice and worked through some early individual drills.

For San Francisco, only safety Dashon Goldson (knee) did not practice, so it appears the receive Michael Crabtree has recovered from his foot issue.

Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said he’s not concerned about the shuffling up front because of Gallery’s injury.

“The thing you have to do at the offensive line and every other position is you have to be flexible,” Bevell said. “You’re going to have seven or eight guys up, so guys are going to have to play multiple positions. So I think that’s the thing during camp. You try and get those little changes, and put guys in different spots that they haven’t been able to be at. … The challenge is making sure they can communicate with the guy next to them.”

Listen to the full conversation with Bevell below.

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Also, the Seahawks announced that tight end John Carlson underwent successful arthroscopic shoulder surgery on Monday for his left shoulder instability at Seattle Surgery Center. The surgery was performed by team doctor Ed Khalfayan.

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  1. I’m really going to be most interested in watching Okung/Carpenter together on Sunday (which still isn’t certain, but is looking more and more probable).

    This is down the road, but I wonder what happens if Carpenter and Okung look good together and prove they belong side-by-side for the long run (Eagles song reference) and Gallery is set to return in say, 2-3 weeks? Gallery is short-term insurance and obviously not part of the long-term plan (which is different than almost every move they have made at all the other positions with respect to getting younger). They can’t move the back-to-back #1 picks from the left side if they prove to belong, could they or would they?

  2. That will be interesting, no doubt. I’ll be really surprised if Carp starts on Sunday, period, but especially surprised if he starts at LG.

    But who the heck knows, it could work eventually.

    And if it does… when Gallery is healthy do they move him to RT. He could likely protect the edge better than the others if Cable wanted him to.

    What a clusterf&c!

  3. What exactly is wrong with Rice’s shoulder? and is day-to-day or out for awhile?

  4. Every year I ask Santa Claus for some stability on the Offensive line, and Every year for the last 5 years it has been a utter mess. I hoped that while young, we would at least have the same 5 together for the preseason so they could learn to play together.

    Instead Okung is injured on the 3 play of the 1st game, Carpenter is abused the 3rd game so badly that there is now a rotation at RT and Gallery gets hurt in the 4th game and may miss the opener. The Hutchinson jinx continues. WTF!

  5. HawksKD says:

    With carp looking …. LG maybe Tom Cable is a much better judge of talent at guard than Tackle.. i.e. Gallery

  6. DFloydd says:

    I hate to say it but I am certain now that Sydney Rice is Peion Branch 2.0……..hurt all the time and will make 5 spectacular TD catches in 5 years while with the Hawks……then at 31 yrs old will end up playing for another team and have a banner year……oh and i forgot to let you all know too.”RUN FOR YOUR LIVES THE SKY IS FALLING THE SKY IS FALLING!!!!”

    *eat snackie smores*

  7. DFloydd says:

    and at this point it’s been 6 years. Hutchinson sucks….glad he is gone….he wasn’t that good….Walt made him look great….um-belay-umbelay-oh!!! ….um-belay-umbelay-oh!!! (curse reversed now)

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