Status in doubt for Seahawks’ linebackers Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright

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A Seahawks defense already missing three starters on defense for the rest of the season could be without both starting linebackers for next Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright each left Sunday’s 30-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter. Wagner aggravated a hamstring string while being blocked by Jaguars center Brandon Linder early in the quarter. Wright sustained a concussion while being blocked by fullback Tommy Bohanon.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday they wouldn’t know the status of either player until late in the week. He expects Wagner to be a game-time decision at best. Wright had a “good day” on Monday, which gives him hope Wright will clear protocol in time to play against Los Angeles.

Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril are already out for the season due to injuries. Going into what is close to a must-win game against the Rams down five defensive starters would be a serious blow.

7 responses to “Status in doubt for Seahawks’ linebackers Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright

  1. Rams must win this game to clinch division,especially an injury-filled team like the Seahawks limping.

  2. If Wagner can’t go against the Rams then chalk up an L to the Seahawks. He is the QB of that defense and going up against a heavy run team look for the RAMS to run it down the seahawks throat.

  3. Not good. Wilson will need to win a shootout like in the Texans game. Fortunately, the Rams wet the bed vs Philly, so maybe there are some confidence issues there. 30-27 Rams win in OT after Walsh misses from 35 yards on Seattle’s first possession.

  4. Hopefully Seattle gets at least one of the two LB’s back and gets Naz Jones and Dion Jordan back on the D line, especially Naz Jones who would provide a major boost. Any good linebackers available as free agents?

  5. Game over if Wagner’s out. That would leave only 2 out of 7 starters available in the defensive backfield. And one of them, Shaq Griffin, is a rookie. Seriously, the offense would have to score td’s on every possession to have a chance (can’t kick field goals because Walsh is pathetic).

    Add to that, Avril’s on IR and Naz Jones and Dion Jordan are hurt as well. Leaves us with what, 4 starters on defense. Ouch.

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