Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner will miss some time after having “a little procedure done” on his lower body, though coach Pete Carroll insisted the treatment is not a big deal.
Carroll indicated Wagner will still “likely” play at some point this preseason. While Carroll was vague on the details of Wagner’s procedure, he explained that the linebacker had platelet-rich plasma therapy on his leg.
“He’s had the procedure before,” Carroll said (via The Seattle Times). “It’s not his first time. I don’t even know how to — the reason I’m not telling what it is is because I don’t know what it is, OK? I would tell you if I knew. He’s done it a couple times before. It’s been successful for him and it’s helped him out over the years so it just felt like it was time to do it.
“He’s done it a couple times before, it’s been successful for him, and it’s helped him out over the years. He felt like it was time to do it, so we took the time to go.”
The Times noted several Seahawks players, including K.J. Wright and Michael Bennett, have had a similar treatment in recent years, and they have come back stronger than before.
Carroll hinted that Wagner could be ready for the team’s second preseason game at Minnesota on Aug. 18, while reiterating Wagner’s procedure is not concerning to Seattle.
“Got 10 days coming up after this game (the opener against Denver), so he will really have two weeks before the next game,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks are also dealing with injury concerns around tight end Ed Dickson, who may need knee surgery. Carroll said Dickson would be sidelined between four and six weeks if they went through with the surgery, though a decision hasn’t been made yet.
“It’s very minor, but we’ve got to figure out exactly how to get this done and the timing of it and all,” Carroll said of Dickson’s injury.
The Seahawks open their preseason schedule Thursday against the Broncos at 10 p.m. ET at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field.