Thursday’s Injury Report
The Seahawks were back in action after players enjoyed a day off Wednesday, a “Turnover Thursday” practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center that saw all but four players take part in practice.
Sitting out were running back Kenneth Walker III (hernia), long snapper Tyler Ott (shoulder), cornerback Artie Burns (snout) and outside linebacker Alton Robinson (knee).
Of that group, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Robinson, who injured his knee in Seattle’s preseason finale, will not be ready to go for the opener, while the status is still uncertain on the other players. Carroll was not asked about Ott, whose injury was not publicly known before practice, while of Walker, Carroll said, “He looked good running yesterday, and he was in walkthrough today. Seeing him workout close to a full-tilt yesterday, he reminds of the kind of athlete that he is. He’s very, very explosive. Whether he makes it in time for gametime, the next couple days will tell us some more so I don’t know. It’s really important that we get him back and he stays back once we get him. In an usual recovery we just have to respect it, but he looked great.”
Starting left guard Damien Lewis, who injured his ankle and was carted off the field during Seattle’s second preseason game, continues to make progress and was limited in practice, but his status for Monday is still up in the air.
“Damien Lewis went through the walk through today and looked pretty good,” Carroll said. “I don’t know, we have to see.”
Carroll said rookie outside linebacker Boye Mafe, “looks to be fine” heading into the practice week, though he was listed as limited with a shoulder injury.