Cornerback Marcus Trufant and defensive lineman Junior Siavii will not practice today because of injuries they got in Sunday’s game against the Falcons, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said today during his just-completed midweek news conference.
But that’s where the similarity ends.
Trufant, who experienced back spasms, is expected to play in this week’s game against the Buccaneers in Tampa. Siavii, however, is “not well right now,” as Carroll put it, because of the stinger he got against the Falcons.
“Junior is still working at it,” Carroll said. “This is a really sensitive issue here. We’ve got to make sure we take great care of him. He’s not well right now. He’s still coming back. So he won’t do anything at all this week.”
Siavii is scheduled to be re-examined by the team doctors tonight.
“It really will be day-to-day, to see how he responds,” Carroll said. “They’re looking for, ‘Does he make a quick response from the weekend?’ That will send good signals about his ability to recover. I don’t know what they’re saying about that yet.”
The loss of Siavii is significant, because his play at the five-technique end spot was credited with helping the Seahawks tackle better while holding the Falcons’ Michael Turner to a 3.3-yard average.
On Trufant, Carroll said, “He feels really good. We’re going to keep him quiet today. But he thinks that there’s no problem in playing.”