Pete Carroll was vague about the prognosis for Tarvaris Jackson. MRI revealed a “high-grade spain” of the right pectoral muscle. He would not set a time frame for his return. “I’m gonna wait.”
The Hawks will practice Tuesday and Wednesday and then have off through Sunday for a timely bye week.
He said there is no controversy between Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst for the starting quarterback situation. “In the event he can’t play, Charlie’s ready to go.” As it stands, he would be fine with rookie Josh Portis backing up Whitehurst if necessary.
Carroll said he’s received no results on the MRI of tight end Zach Miller’s neck. Leroy Hill had a mild hamstring injury. A more serious injury is the knee of linebacker Jameson Konz, who will need surgery to repair an ACL tear. Cornerback Marcus Trufant had an MRI of his back but Carroll said he did not have results. Running back Marshawn Lynch, he said, reinjured an ankle. He continued to play, but is expected to rest this week.
The thing he liked best from the win over the Giants was that the Hawks were able to run the ball and “create the balance we needed.” But then he added another “single most important thing.” It was the attitude and aggressiveness, he said, which reminded him of the team’s play at home.
Carroll said that there were a “lot of things in this game that were regrettable” … citing the penalties, turnovers and injury to Jackson. “We overcame all that stuff.”
Of the bye week? “Boy we need a break right now,” Carroll said. “We have a bunch of guys who need the rest … coaches included.”