Seahawks bouncing back from injuries, illness with Rams matchup on deck

Minnesota Vikings v Seattle Seahawks

RENTON -- The injury report for the Seattle Seahawks is far less populated than its been in recent weeks.

Only nine players in total appeared on the report for Wednesday's walkthrough practice for Seattle. By contrast, nine players sat out practice completely on Saturday with a total of 24 names being listed with various injuries and ailments ahead of Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

Additionally, all six players that had been dealing with illnesses last week from a flu wave that swept through the locker room were not listed on Wednesday's practice report.

"My stomach will hurt a little bit but I just have that after cough now," said wide receiver David Moore, one of the six players to fall sick last week.

"It came right after practice on Wednesday. Thursday was probably my worst day, was for sure the worst day. Friday wasn't much better. Thursday for sure took the cake."

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett, cornerback Tre Flowers, defensive tackle Poona Ford, linebacker Shaquem Griffin and center Jordan Roos also were afflicted by the illness last week.

"It was pretty crazy," Flowers said. "They tried to send me home, I wasn’t taking that for an answer, I had to put on the doctor mask. Then I looked I was going to die out here. I’m glad all of that is over with, we’re trying to get back to normal.”

Tight end Luke Willson (hamstring), fullback Nick Bellore (quadriceps) and cornerback Neiko Thorpe (core/groin) were the three players to miss the Vikings game with their injuries. All three remained sidelined on Wednesday. Additionally, linebacker Mychal Kendricks and left tackle Duane Brown sat out practice on Wednesday.

Kendricks played just 26 snaps against the Vikings due to a hamstring strain. Cody Barton filled in with 11 snaps on defense when Kendricks was unable to be on the field.

Meanwhile, Brown continues to get time off from practice due to biceps and knee injuries that he manages throughout the season.

On a positive note, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did not appear to have his core muscle injury worsen following the win over Minnesota. Clowney was able to take part in practice on Wednesday and appears ready to go again this week against the Los Angeles Rams.

"Pretty good," head coach Pete Carroll said of Clowney's status. "He's practicing today and that's a really good sign. A really good sign."

Fellow defensive end Ziggy Ansah was also limited after sustaining a stinger late in the fourth quarter of the game against the Vikings. Carroll said it will take until later in the week to know for sure if he'll be able to play or not.

"He looks like he's doing OK so far," Carroll said. "We won't know for a couple days if he's clear and all that. He had a stinger in the game. Just got to make sure he's OK."

Ansah is coming off his best stretch of the season. He had 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in the team's win over the Philadelphia Eagles, including a second full sack that was negated due to a defensive penalty. Ansah produced three quarterback hits against the Vikings as well, which led the team in the victory.

Tight end Jacob Hollister was limited due to a quadriceps injury, presumably sustained when running back Chris Carson collided with in five plays into the Vikings game. Guard Mike Iupati was also limited due to a neck injury.

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Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 02: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings is hit by Ziggy Ansah #94 and Jarran Reed #91 of the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter during their game at CenturyLink Field on December 02, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

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