Starting center Max Unger left Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers with a chest injury that head coach Pete Carroll said after the game was a strained pectoral.
Unger did not return to the game and was replaced by backup Lemuel Jeanpierre.
Carroll said Monday that Unger has a chance to play this week against the New York Giants.
“He’ll be in limited fashion during the week. We think we’ll get him for the ball game,” Carroll said.
Unger hasn’t played up to the level he did last season when he was named a first-team All-Pro. He’s battled several injuries this season in missing three games for Seattle. An elbow injury cost him two games and a concussion kept him out for a third.
Seattle’s offensive line as finally been back to full strength for the last three games. Unger being able to play against the Giants would be a big boost for Seattle as they continue to rebuild their continuity after missing Unger, Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini for significant portions of the season.