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Report: Germain Ifedi to miss time with high ankle sprain

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 28:  Seattle Seahawks' first round draft pick Germain Ifedi throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 28, 2016 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Seahawks drafted Germain Ifedi in the first round of the draft as part of their plan to put together a more effective offensive line, but it looks like Ifedi is going to have to wait a while before he’ll be taking the field for a regular season game.

Ifedi hurt his ankle on Wednesday, forcing him out of practice a few days before the team will be taking on the Dolphins. The initial word on the severity of the injury suggests the Seahawks will be forced to find a new starter at right guard for that game.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Ifedi has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain that will keep him out of the lineup for “a few weeks.”

Veteran J’Marcus Webb is pencilled in as the team’s third tackle, but has experience playing guard with the Raiders and made a post to Instagram on Thursday morning that hinted he may be moving back there in Ifedi’s place.

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22 Responses to “Report: Germain Ifedi to miss time with high ankle sprain”
  1. mburkett1980 says: Sep 8, 2016 11:58 AM

    That should start Jahri Evans, oh wait.

  2. blackula72 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:08 PM

    It was practice! Not a game but practice! Get well soon.

  3. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 8, 2016 12:10 PM

    But will he be able to put enough weight on it to stand during the anthem?

  4. ariani1985 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:32 PM

    Seattle players are more worried about the anthem than the game!

  5. theashleyguy says: Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    That is unfortunate because that weakens an improved offensive line (but still a mediocre line at best), and it goes against the strength of the Dolphins–their defensive line. But Webb will play well enough as a guard. He is too slow to be an effective tackle but has that massive size that makes him a very viable replacement as a guard.

    Germain, best of health to you. Recover quickly. We need you.

  6. alphabeta49er says: Sep 8, 2016 12:45 PM

    yikes

  7. jmc8888 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:45 PM

    This could derail his season. High ankle sprains can take a good while to heal, and if you rush it, it could be an issue all season.

  8. arzcardinals says: Sep 8, 2016 1:04 PM

    R. Wilson’s gonna look like Humpty Dumpty after this season.
    Don’t care how good your game plan is when you have a patch work o line.

  9. minson15 says: Sep 8, 2016 1:10 PM

    This would happen to us at our weakest position group on the whole team….Well let’s see what Webb has. I hope they call back Evans for more depth.

  10. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 1:25 PM

    Should not make a difference – after all – its the Dolphins they’re playing.

  11. ripleyray says: Sep 8, 2016 1:51 PM

    The curse of jersey number 76 continues…..

  12. haywoodjablomey says: Sep 8, 2016 2:16 PM

    This O-line was going to be questionable, at best, WITH him. I have a hard time seeing this team making the playoffs. Trev-ONE will probably get more than a few starts.

  13. digitalsasquatch says: Sep 8, 2016 2:16 PM

    Not the feet! Not again!

  14. asparatame says: Sep 8, 2016 2:18 PM

    I would be surprised if Seattle beats Miami. If they do it will be with a few well timed run option plays and a jet sweep or two and then kudos to Carrol’s staff.

    I don’t think Seattle runs between the tackles much with any success. Not that this kid would make much of a difference, it’s just that a weak unit (projected a robust 32 by PFF) got weaker.

    Please save the “yeah but Tom Cable” lines. Doesn’t work for Marinelli in Dallas, or does it?

  15. nolagirl says: Sep 8, 2016 2:26 PM

    So glad the Saints snapped up Jahri Evans. He’s back in Nolatown this year!

  16. DrSteveBrule says: Sep 8, 2016 2:40 PM

    I wish Tom Cable would throw on some pads and show these young bucks how it’s done.

  17. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 3:00 PM

    I will be surprised if Seattle wins a game this year, they suck. Lol

  18. squackduckhawk says: Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM

    I love Schneider, but what is the deal with our O-line? It has been the worst in the league since Steve Hutchinson left. 10 years is a long time to have the worst line. Having Marshawn Lynch masked the problems. We don’t have that luxury anymore. I was surprised to see that they released Evans, now I am distraught!

  19. uglydingo says: Sep 8, 2016 3:40 PM

    Mario Williams, Ndamukong Suh and Cam Wake just salivated. While Seattle are hot favorites, the Dolphin D-line could get on top and make this a lot more competitive than many expect.

  20. jackedupboonie says: Sep 8, 2016 3:56 PM

    If Seattle had a statue at QB I would be worried, but come on ladies and gentlemen…….DangeRuss is under center. He will crush Miami. It’s phase to of his HOF career.

  21. jmethane says: Sep 8, 2016 5:39 PM

    Good thing the first four games are against less-than-stellar competition.

    Jets are the only game that worries me a bit. Should still be 4-0 going into week 6(bye week 5) vs the Cards.

    That being said…….WHYYYYYY! NOOOOOO! CRAAAAP! THIS SUUUUUCKS! ARRRGHHHHH! I just got done talking about how I really wish no injuries on anyone on any team and boom, our new rookie on the OL goes down. *grumble*

    Go Hawks!

  22. jmethane says: Sep 8, 2016 5:53 PM

    I love Schneider, but what is the deal with our O-line? It has been the worst in the league since Steve Hutchinson left. 10 years is a long time to have the worst line. Having Marshawn Lynch masked the problems. We don’t have that luxury anymore. I was surprised to see that they released Evans, now I am distraught!

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    You are distraught because you don’t really understand the team you root for and how they spend their salary cap. They loaded up on star players on defense and QB with some receivers. They rely on Tom Cable to take low budget guys and turn them into a servicable OL that works well enough with the mobility of Russell Wilson to become one of the elite teams in the league and a top 10 offense. This is not new(as you pointed out) yet you are worried now? This has been going on for years now…and every year they are somehow awesome and one of the best teams in the league.

    They simply cannot afford the Dallas Cowboy offensive line they would have to cut a couple stars like ET, Sherm, Bennet, Avril, etc etc etc. Name em.

    Oh and look, using the formula that you seem to be distraught about, they went to two superbowls and became one of the dominant teams in the league. Using this formula they are picked to go back to the superbowl this year by many. #1 out of all the writers on ESPN(30 guys).

    I’m thinking “distraught” might be a bit dramatic but I’m not trying to tell you how to handle your business. Okung ALWAYS had a sprained ankle…

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