The Seahawks could miss the services of LT Russell Okung and safety Kam Chancellor for their game against the Raiders on Sunday, and sports software services would like to see how their absences could affect the team’s performance when they face Oakland.
On Friday, Okung (calf) and Chancellor (groin) did not participate on Friday’s practice and are now questionable for the game.
”(Chancellor)’s banged up a little bit. We’ll see what happens. He’ll be worked out on game day to see if he’s ready to go,” said coach Pete Carroll.
As Jeron Johnson is out of the game due to a concussion, and Chancellor is injured, the Seahawks’ roster only includes the services of three safeties who are healthy, and they would be Steven Terrell, Earl Thomas, and DeShawn Shead. If Chancellor isn’t able to feature in the game, Shead will be the one to most likely start for the player.
Okung’s availability will also be decided on the day of the game, and if the player is ruled out, Alvin Bailey will probably take his place.
Centers Stephen Schilling and Max Unger have also been put in the questionable list, but they’ll most likely feature in the game, and are expected to play. Unger was not able to feature in his last three meetings due to a foot sprain, and Schilling is taking the place of Unger. But Schilling was not able to practice on Thursday or on Friday due to an injury to the knee, and Unger ended up being limited throughout the week.
”(Unger) made it through the week and so that’s a really good sign,” said Carroll. ”We’ll see how much he can play but we’re happy to have him back out there.”
The only remaining option at center available for Seattle would be Patrick Lewis. The player only has five snaps in the regular season after he took the place of Schilling earlier during the season in St. Louis.
For the third week in a row, DT Jordan Hill (ankle) and CB Byron Maxwell (calf) were ruled out by Seattle. LB Malcolm Smith is also set to miss action for two weeks or so due to a groin injury sustained in the Seahawks’ game against the Panthers last week.
Sports software services can see that the Seahawks are pretty banged up, but many experts believe that they’ll prevail despite the injuries. As for the players, the best thing that they can do right now is try to recover as best as possible.