Seattle Seahawks’ Pre-Game Primer: Injuries Are a Bear


Published: September 26, 2009

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... will be without quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (broken rib), tackle Sean Locklear (ankle), cornerback Josh Wilson (ankle), and linebacker Leroy Hill (groin). Linebacker Lofa Tatupu (hamstring) and fullback Justin Griffith (sprained knee) also are very unlikely to play.

Left tackle Walter Jones (knee) will be a game-time decision, and cornerback Ken Lucas (groin) and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane (calf) also are questionable.

On the bright side, receivers Deion Branch (hamstring) and T.J. Houshmandzadeh (back spasms) will be ready, center Chris Spencer (quadriceps) might start, and cornerback Travis Fisher (hamstring) is finally healthy.


Where to start?


Well, the defense is in deep trouble, with as many as five starters out. The Seahawks got a taste last week of what it’s like to play without Hill and Tatupu, and the result was over 200 rushing yards by Frank Gore. David Hawthorne will start in the middle this week, flanked by Will Herr...

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