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Seahawks scratch Carpenter, with a concussion


On Friday’s injury report, Seahawks guard James Carpenter was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings with an illness.

The “illness” turned out to be a concussion.

Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times reports that Carpenter has been scratched, with a concussion.  He first appeared on the injury report on Friday as being limited in practice.  Per O’Neil, it’s unclear when the concussion occurred.

The sudden change in both Carpenter’s status and his condition suggests one of two realities.  Either testing resulted in the conclusion that Carpenter actually has a concussion, or the Seahawks had tried to keep Carpenter out of the concussion program by not calling it a concussion and ultimately decided not to play games with the situation.

We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.  The fact that four teams have been fined so far this year for fudging the injury report justifies suspicion, however.

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5 Responses to “Seahawks scratch Carpenter, with a concussion”
  1. purplengold says: Nov 3, 2012 3:58 PM

    Injury reports hurt the players that will be targeted. Professional gamblers are not part of the game and any concern for them is misplaced.

  2. themackstrong says: Nov 3, 2012 4:14 PM

    Carptenter has been playing really well at LG beside Okung. He is a big part of creating those running lanes for Lynch. We get Moffit back who has talent but he never seems to be healthy. If they put in Sweezy look out Wilson to be running for his life.

  3. farty5 says: Nov 3, 2012 6:12 PM

    Will Seattle get fined for this?

  4. niner13 says: Nov 3, 2012 6:59 PM

    Giving Petey the benefit of the doubt is like giving Florio the benefit of the doubt that his readers are demanding more Reid/Vick/ Iggles updatess.

  5. ermur22 says: Nov 3, 2012 7:55 PM

    Concussion rules can save someone’s life (certainly their brain) they should not be messed with. I understand hiding an injury like a sprain or dislocation but they shouldn’t try to get around the concussion rules.

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