Prepping to play in London for the first time in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks will need to wait at least another week before linebacker K.J. Wright returns to lineup.
According to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Wright will run hard throughout the week, but the team wants to make sure he's 100 percent healthy and with a bye coming up after Sunday, they won't rush him back this week.
"It's gonna to be too much to ask of him to get him back this game. I think we gotta make sure to take care of him and get him strong and confident and all that..." Carroll said while updating Wright's status. "I think we just need to maximize his opportunity to be at full strength, really recovered and all that."
Wright underwent arthroscopic knee surgery prior to Seattle's preseason finale against the Raiders and was initially expected to only miss a few weeks. However, his recovery has taken much longer than anticipated and his 2018 debut will likely be delayed until the Seahawks travel to Detroit on October 28.
With Wright still sidelined and Mychal Kendricks suspended indefinitely, Barkevious Mingo played most of the snaps at weakside linebacker for Seattle on Sunday. Both Austin Calitro and Shaquem Griffin will be available to play as well if needed.
Carroll also said rookie defensive end Rasheem Green will miss his third straight game with an ankle injury and will be on the shelf for a few more weeks. The third-round pick out of USC appeared to suffer the injury when safety Earl Thomas rolled up on his leg after intercepting a pass against the Cowboys.
Seattle will rely on sixth-round pick Jacob Martin and third-year veteran Branden Jackson to fill the depth void without the versatile Green available this weekend.