Sunday’s blown lead in Cincinnati for the Seahawks included a couple of potentially significant injuries.
On Monday, coach Pete Carroll said that linebacker Bobby Wagner has a strained pec, and defensive tackle Jordan Hill has a strained quadricep muscle.
“It looks like Jordan might be [out] a couple weeks,” Carroll told reporters. “I don’t know about Bobby yet.”
The Seahawks host the 4-0 Panthers on Sunday, followed buy a short-week trip to Santa Clara to face the 49ers. Given that the Panthers have a habit of playing the Seahawks close (January’s 31-17 loss in Seattle wasn’t as lopsided as the score suggested), the Seahawks will need Wagner, who returned a fumble for a touchdown against the Bengals.
Hill has performed well this year, providing valuable depth when Brandon Mebane was injured.