Injury update: Who's in and who's out for Seahawks against Chiefs

The Seattle Seahawks open the 2017 NFL regular season on the road, facing off against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took to the podium Thursday after the team’s walkthrough and addressed a number of injuries that could impact who plays and who doesn’t on Friday night.

Week 3 of the preseason is a dress rehearsal for the regular season, with the starting players seeing the most action they get before the regular season. The first team offensive and defensive units are expected to play at least an entire half before the backups get their chance to compete.

Running backs Thomas Rawls (ankle) and C.J. Prosise (groin) have both been ruled out for Friday’s game. Carroll said the two would “push” to play if this was a regular season game but will wait another week to make sure both backs are healthy.

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett is unlikely to play this weekend as the Seahawks continue to treat his recovery with caution.

“He has competed in practice throughout this week,” Carroll said. “He has looked very confident. He has looked fast. I am still watching him though. I still want to make sure we are taking all the time we have available. There is no reason to rush him. ”

Carroll said Lockett understand the team’s reasoning is “to maximize his security and safety” in his return.

Wide receiver Paul Richardson is ready to go and will play Friday night.

Center Joey Hunt is dealing with an ankle issue but is “close” to returning. Carroll expects him back next week. Rookie Ethan Pocic has been taking reps at backup center in place of Hunt and should see significant action on Friday.

Linebacker K.J. Wright has returned to practice after undergoing his knee process, which Carroll revealed to have been a Regenokine treatment. Wright is expected to see game time Friday against the Chiefs.

Carroll said D.J. Alexander also underwent the same procedure as Wright but is a “couple days behind him in the cycle of it.”

Linebacker Michael Wilhoite continues to battle a “nagging calf injury,” per Carroll and will likely sit out this week’s match up. Carroll did not provide a timeline for his return.

Cornerback DeAndre Elliott has “a concussion issue that he is dealing with,” but Carroll gave no further information on his status.

Tune into the pregame Friday night to find out who makes it through warmups and onto the field.

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