Even as the 49ers bring some key players back from the injured reserve in time for them to face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, San Francisco will be short of many key contributors against the outrageous opponent. their general. However, it looks like Seahawks will be in a similar situation.
All-Pro safe Jamal Adams – Seahawks’ first season acquisition – has missed the past four weeks with a groin injury and all the signs so far are that his absence will extend another another week. Seattle coach Pete Carroll is expected that Adams will be able to train in limited numbers starting Wednesday, but he has yet to train all this week.
It’s hard to see Adams play on Sunday if he can̵7;t practice on Friday. As ESPN’s Brady Henderson wrote, “At this rate, he seems to be missing out on his fourth consecutive game rather than returning to the field with 49ers.”
While Adams was the Seahawks’ biggest name in serious danger of missing out on the 49ers game due to injury, he was certainly not the only one. Not by a long shot.
None of the Seahawks’ top three back runners – Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and Travis Homer – have been training this week, as they are facing numerous leg injuries. The same can be said when starting to handle the Duane Brown (knee) ball, starting left-back Mike Iupati (coming back), starting winger Benson Mayowa (ankle), starting winger Shaquill Griffin (concussion, tendon) and wing-back start Ugochukwu Amadi (hamstring).
As was the case with Adams, all of those injured Seahawks had an extra chance to practice ahead of the division’s key match against San Francisco. Anyone who doesn’t practice on Friday will be considered the most suspicious.
It is difficult to say injured players – other than Adams, of course – Seahawks would miss the most if they couldn’t play. DeeJay Dallas fourth round rookie pick is currently the only healthy player to run back on Seattle’s roster, which could put even more pressure on midfielder Russell Wilson on serve. While Wilson is certainly capable of doing so, that mission may be more challenging if the left side of his starting line is not working.
Then again, considering the Seahawks have the league’s top strike so far this season, perhaps defensive injuries could be more detrimental.
The Seahawks have allowed the most yards in NFL history over six games and are on track to break the 2012 New Orleans Saints record with 7,042 allowed yards. They are particularly horrible with passes, as they allow for the worst 368.7 yards of air in the NFL per game. If Adams, Griffin and / or Amadi fail to play – which seems to be increasingly happening – that would leave a struggling unit even more depleted from Kyle Shanahan’s criminal conduct.
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Not really a great match for Seattle.
The Seahawks are very talented and will be a huge challenge for the 49ers, but Seattle’s numerous injuries could definitely make things easier in San Francisco. Of course, after the terrible luck of trauma they encountered, 49ers will not have feelings for them.
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