Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates with the George Halas Trophy after the Seahawks defeat the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 in the 2014 NFC Championship at CenturyLink Field on January 19, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - While the Seattle Seahawks will be nursing some bumps and bruises over the next few days, the team emerged realtively scot-free from the slugfest against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night.
WR Doug Baldwin has a sore hip that briefly forced him from the game. Baldwin caught a 51-yard bomb from QB Russell Wilson behind San Francisco safeties S Eric Reid and S Donte Whitner. He went to the ground heading to the sidelines and was briefly tended to by trainers as he attempted to stretch out his left leg.
Baldwin returned to the game and posted 215 total yards in the game for the Seahawks.
LB K.J. Wright's foot is a little sore a day after playing in his first game since Dec. 8. Wright played on special teams and in a limited role on defense. It was his first action since suffering a broken bone in his foot against the 49ers in Week 14.
Both Baldwin and Wright are expected to be fine for the Super Bowl.
DT Brandon Mebane has a sore foot and ankle and RB Marshawn Lynch also was banged up after taking several hard blows from the 49ers last night. Both will get rested during this week and will be fine.
WR Percy Harvin is also expected to return to practice later this week. He missed Sunday's NFC Championship with a concussion sustained against the New Orleans Saints. Harvin still has a couple hurdles to clear in the concussion protocol but is on pace to get back to practice this week.
"He was in pretty good shape on the weekend," Carroll said. "He still has to go through a couple of clearances and all that but we’re kind of counting on him to be ready. I think he should be."