The Seattle Seahawks had their balloon deflated on Sunday when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers, but the loss is more costly than we initially thought. While Seattle still won the NFC West even though they lost, the team learned that linebacker K.J. Wright has a broken foot that puts him on a timetable that should keep him out for the rest of the season.
We’ve seen players come back from injuries in less time before, and the six weeks is just a timetable for Wright’s return. It’s possible that he could return before the six weeks is up but it’s highly likely that the linebacker is done for the regular season.
It seems like it’s in the Seahawks best interest to just rest Wright for the rest of the season because his postseason is in jeopardy with the diagnosis that he broke his foot. If Wright needs all six weeks to heal his foot, the would not return to the team until the NFC Championship game at the earliest.
Seattle is already dealing with injuries to Percy Harvin and Brandon Browner, both of whom they hope to have back for the postseason. Browner is battling a groin injury as well as fighting a year long ban for violating the league’s substance abuse policy while Harvin is simply trying to get healthy. Adding Wright’s name to that list is a huge blow to the Seahawks mojo but it’s not quite a fatal one.