Chris Clemons may miss Thursday night with elbow injury

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The Seattle Seahawks may be without starting defensive end Chris Clemons for Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Clemons was injured in the second half of Seattle’s 20-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans. Clemons suffered a hyper-extended elbow and went to have an MRI on the injury Monday. Head coach Pete Carroll said there is a “little issue” there for Clemons and it’s left his availability for Thursday’s game in doubt.

With the short week, Carroll said it would be difficult for Clemons to get back in time for the game.

“Basically a (pain) tolerance deal and it’s going to be a challenge for him to get back in the short week,” Carroll said. “It really doesn’t work to his advantage and in a normal week, he’d have a better shot. But we don’t know. He’s very tough about handling stuff and coming back and so we’ll just see if he is able to endure it and get his strength back and play. We don’t know that right now.”

Clemons has played in four games for Seattle since returning to the lineup. He missed the first two games while continuing to rehab from a torn ACL in the playoffs last year. He’s started the last two games for Seattle and seven tackles and 2.5 sacks.