Jim Mora began his mid-week news conference with a lengthy rundown on an equally lengthy injury report, and a comment that shows the Seahawks coach isn’t letting the situation get him down.
“I thought what we could do is get the injury stuff out of the way and then if we have any time left for questions we can get to that,” Mora said.
Here are Mora’s updates on the injured players:
LT Sean Locklear: Out, with a high ankle sprain. He’ll be replaced by Walter Jones or Brandon Frye.
CB Josh Wilson: Out, with a high ankle sprain. He’ll be replaced by Kelly Jennings.
QB Matt Hasselbeck: Mora is not ruling out that he could play Sunday against the Bears, even if he can’t practice all week because of a fractured rib.
LT Walter Jones: He will practice today, and share reps with Brandon Frye, who filled in against the 49ers after Locklear went out.
C Chris Spencer: He’ll also practice, and also share reps – with Steve Vallos.
WR Deion Branch: He will practice and, if all goes well, play against the Bears.
WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh: He won’t practice today to rest his sore back, but he is expected to play Sunday.
FB Justin Griffith: He won’t practice today because of his sprained knee, but should be able to play.
LB Leroy Hill: He had surgery Friday on his torn groin and remains on schedule to return Nov. 1.
MLB Lofa Tatupu: Mora isn’t sure that he will play because the team does not want to risk increasing the damage to his strained hamstring.
DT Brandon Mebane: He won’t practice today, but is feeling better after sitting out the 49ers game with a strained calf.
CB Travis Fisher: He is back and could take over as the nickel back.