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|Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:10 am Post subject: Seahawks FB Tre Madden has a "pretty serious" calf
|The Seattle Seahawks still don't have http://www.nemiza.com/rico-gathers-jersey-c-1_67.html any fresh word on Earl Thomas (hamstring) or Eddie Lacy (groin), as it relates to playing in week 10 versus the Arizona Cardinals. However, they did have pretty troubling news on three other players who took injuries in week nine -- defensive end Marcus Smith, fullback Tre Madden and outside linebacker D.J. Alexander.
It's a battle between Smith and Madden over who took the worse injury. Smith banged his head against K.J. Wright in the second half of Sunday's 17-14 loss and entered the concussion protocol. He sounds to be a certainty to be out on Thursday but may be out even longer than that.
“He is home today," Carroll said in his Monday press conference. "He is in the protocol and he had a real shot that he took and he might be a little bit.”
Meanwhile, Madden left the game in the second half as well but with a calf injury Carroll termed serious. He also gave word on Alexander's ankle ailment.
“He’s got a pretty serious injury right here and DJ’s got an ankle that is bothering him," Carroll said. "He felt pretty good today but we won’t know. It is just such a quick week. It’s hard to know what is going to happen this week, so this is really a challenge for these guys. Normally, we would have a full week to get back and it’s hard to predict what is going to happen.
"It will go all the way to game day, I think for DJ, but not for Tre. He is out.”
Depending on the severity of the injury, Madden may be looking at the end of season and being placed on Injured Reserve to open up his roster spot. The Seahawks could then choose to sign someone like Marcel Reece who is still available and came into the fold late last season for the Seahawks or choose to go without a fullback and use that roster spot elsewhere now.
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Madden only played eight snaps on Sunday but he has been used in various aspects including a long 66-yard catch in their 41-38 win over the Texans just two weeks ago.