The last time K.J. Wright played for the Seattle Seahawks was in the team’s 19-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick park in December.
However, Wright may be back on the field for Seattle just in time for the rubber match of the season series with the 49ers in the NFC Championship on Sunday afternoon.
Wright has missed the last four games for Seattle after suffering a broken bone in his right foot against the 49ers on Dec. 8. Wright had surgery to repair the injury and has been sidelined ever since.
However, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Wright “had a chance” to play this weekend.
“KJ Wright has a chance, yeah,” Carroll said. “We’re going to take a look at him on Wednesday. He ran well today and over the weekend. So today, he ran and he’ll get a rest day tomorrow and then he’ll come back out Wednesday and we’ll see where he is. He has a chance. We’re excited about that for him.”
Wright had been playing his best football before the injury. His size and speed helped Seattle limit Jimmy Graham in their first matchup with the New Orleans Saints in December. His return could provide a better matchup for handling 49ers’ tight end Vernon Davis this weekend as well.
Wright started 13 games for Seattle before the injury. He recorded 80 tackles with 1.5 sacks and four passes defensed on the season.