Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman Max Unger left the team’s Week 14 match up against the San Francisco 49ers early with a pectoral injury, which put his status moving forward in question. However, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll appears to believe that he will have his team’s starting center healthy enough to play in Week 15.
“He’ll be in limited fashion during the week. We think we’ll get him for the ball game,” Carroll said, via Pro Football Talk.
When Unger left the game, he was replaced by backup Lemuel Jeanpierre, who is obviously a big downgrade in talent. Having Unger back in the line up will be a big boost for the Seahawks when they take on the New York Giants next weekend.
Unger may not be playing at the level he was just a year ago because of injuries, but having him on the field will be crucial for the team moving down the final stretch of the season.
The optimism is a good sign for the Seahawks, so we will have to monitor the situation throughout the week to see if Carroll’s belief comes to fruitiion.