While the Seattle Seahawks suffered some injuries in Sunday’s matchup against the Chargers, there is some good news as the team heads into Week 2 of the preseason and prepares to face the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Wide receiver Paul Richardson, who left Sunday’s game with a shoulder sprain, surprisingly returned to training camp practice on Tuesday without missing any time.
“Paul jumped right back onto the practice field today, really surprised us,” coach Pete Carroll said after practice Tuesday. “He did bang his shoulder pretty good, but he had a good day’s work. I don’t know what that means for the weekend, but, in no pads today he was able to get a lot of work in and was at top speed. So that’s terrific.”
Wide Tyler Lockett also resumed practice this week after easing into training camp on the team’s physically unable to perform list.
During his Thursday press conference, coach Pete Carroll said both Richardson and Lockett would go through pregame warmups Friday night to determine if they would play.Now for the not-so-good news . . .
Running back Thomas Rawls is likely out against the Vikings due to an ankle sprain he sustained on Sunday against the Chargers. Rawls did not participate in practice this week, but Carroll expects him to return shortly, calling the injury “a real minor lateral sprain.”
Tight end Luke Willson will also be on the bench Friday night, still recovering from a groin injury.
“Luke is a couple of days away, so this weekend should be really important for him,” Carroll said Thursday. “I’m thinking that by the middle of next week, he should be ready to go. Luke is a guy that always heals quickly and that would put him well ahead of schedule from the little thing he has, but I’m almost assured he will make that.”
Linebacker K.J. Wright remains out of town seeking treatment for a knee issue, but should return to battle the Chiefs next Friday during the Seahawks preseason Week 3 matchup.