K.J. Wright won’t return until after bye for Seahawks

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Linebacker K.J. Wright has yet to play this season for the Seattle Seahawks after having knee surgery in late August. His return will have to wait until after Seattle’s bye next week as head coach Pete Carroll ruled Wright out from returning to face the Oakland Raiders in London on Sunday.

“K.J. is running hard this week, he’ll run all throughout the week. It’s going to be too much to ask of him to get him back this game,” Carroll said. “I think we got to make sure and take care of him and get him strong and confident. With the break coming up, why would we go early now. I think we just need to maximize his opportunity to be at full strength, really recovered and confident. I think that’s the best way to do it.”

Wright felt something was amiss in his knee coming out of the team’s third preseason game in Minnesota. He had arthroscopic surgery on his knee on Aug. 27 and Carroll had been optimistic that the surgery would only keep Wright sidelined a couple of weeks.

“When we talked about it could be a quick recovery, I’m surprised at how good he looks right now,” Carroll said on Sept. 3. “He’s still got some swelling and some stuff he’s working on and all that, but this is a remarkable process he’s on. I don’t know why they knew that he could get back in a couple of weeks, but he’s got a shot, we’ll see.”

Wright hasn’t gotten back in just a couple of weeks. Sunday in London will be the seventh game Wright has missed – six regular season games and the team’s final preseason game against Oakland in August. The Seahawks have turned to Shaquem Griffin, a since suspended Mychal Kendricks, Austin Calitro and Barkevious Mingo to fill in at Wright’s weakside linebacker spot in the interim.

The first game Wright could return for is one the road against the Detroit Lions after their bye next week. The Seahawks could also get tight end Ed Dickson back in Detroit as well after spending the first six weeks on the PUP list.

19 responses to “K.J. Wright won’t return until after bye for Seahawks

  1. It is more like a couple of months. 6 regular season games plus 1 pre-season game plus 1 bye week = 8 weeks or 2 months. Running hard is different than having to take on 300 pound offensive lineman blocking him. That would put a lot of strain on his knees and legs. They really need him because there are many games against quality opponents after the bye week. They probably figure they do not need him for a weak team like the Vegas Raiders. Besides, trying to tackle the Beast Mold is not that good for his wounded knee.

  2. Will somebody stop putting a microphone in front of Pete Carroll’s face? My goodness, when he’s not just saying words just to say words, he’s lying about something. His interviews are pointless because he’s just incapable of telling the truth.

  3. Getting Wright and Dickson back will be great. Running game is exploding and we’re getting healthy. Add Rasheem Green to that mix and the Seahawks are going to be a team no one wants to play.

  4. The 0nly thing laughable are the tiny twelfth man Seahawks fan base actually believing that their team is a contender. Brandon Marshall and Doug Baldwin are your WRs, ZERO RBs and a less than average defensive shell of BOOM! Russell Wilson is the only player you got.

    Seattle is just another easy win for the top tier of the NFL.

  5. Seattle has run the ball so well recently that it has climbed to the top ten in yards per game within the league, a dramatic turnaround from a year ago, when they were ranked near the bottom of the league and Russell Wilson was their leading rusher. However, they are doing it at the expense of the passing game, which does rank near the bottom of the league in yards per game. Ultimately, the only stat that really counts is wins and losses, and Seattle is not doing well in that category, being 2-3 and they face a stretch of 5 games that include the Lions, Rams, Packers, Panthers and Chargers after the game against Vegas. If is possible that they can be 0-5 against these opponents, 0-6 if they lose to Vegas. That would make them 2-9 for the season. Looking forward to seeing that happen.

  6. Winning one super bowl in how many decades?and then fake fans with zero class run yer mouths and don’t know how to act cuz you only have one ring,,,,,,THATS A JOKE

  7. You can see the core of the next version of the Hawks coming together – Clark, Griffin, McDougal, and Bobby on D; Wilson and the good young RB’s and an improved O-line for the offense.

    Talent gaps right now: WR/TE, and pass rusher. A good draft and maybe a free agent signing, and the team is decent again. Hindsight is 20/20, but sure would’ve been nice to have Calvin Ridley instead of Penny based on need – but so it goes.

  8. John John says:
    October 12, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Winning one super bowl in how many decades?and then fake fans with zero class run yer mouths and don’t know how to act cuz you only have one ring,,,,,,THATS A JOKE

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    This is exactly like Lions fans, except the Lions haven’t won a Superbowl, in fact they have only one playoff win the past 61 years and that was when Barry Sanders was on the team.

  9. Ryan says:
    October 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    John John says:
    October 12, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Winning one super bowl in how many decades?and then fake fans with zero class run yer mouths and don’t know how to act cuz you only have one ring,,,,,,THATS A JOKE

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    This is exactly like Lions fans, except the Lions haven’t won a Superbowl, in fact they have only one playoff win the past 61 years and that was when Barry Sanders was on the team.

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    Totally, Lions fans are not only the most pathetic, but the least intelligent group of people in the country. I mean they continue to vote democratic which explains why their city is a complete dumpster fire much like their football team.

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