As the regular season approaches, the Seattle Seahawks are still waiting for a trio key players to get healthy enough to play.
Coach Pete Carroll indicated at a Thursday press conference that receiver Sidney Rice, guard James Carpenter, and defensive end Cliff Avril remain not ready to play in the preseason. Seattle plays the Packers on Friday.
Rice, whose knee issues took him to Switzerland for treatment, won’t play. Avril, who has been practicing of late, remains up in the air. Carpenter still hasn’t returned to practice due to a foot injury.
“He’s getting really close to doing some stuff,” Carroll said. “We’re hoping he that he’ll practice next week, and we’re keeping our fingers crossed that he can play next week.”
Various other Seahawks are banged up, as noted by Jayson Jenks of the Seattle Times. From cornerback Richard Sherman to cornerback Antoine Winfield to defensive end Bruce Irvin to fullback Michael Robinson, the Seahawks seem to be in midseason form when it comes to guys who aren’t at 100 percent.