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Seahawks face quick turnaround for Thursday night - Oct. 15, 2013

Seahawks face quick turnaround for Thursday night - Oct. 15, 2013

Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball during the first quarter of the game against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field on October 13, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

by Curtis Crabtree
KJR reporter
Twitter: @Curtis_Crabtree

RENTON - Welcome to "Thursday."

Well, it's actually Tuesday, but as far as the Seattle Seahawks are concerned it's Thursday. It's a necessity for Seattle this week to quickly turn the page and get prepared for their next game.

The Seahawks head to take on the Arizona Cardinals Thursday night on the NFL Network. The truncated week forces the Seahawks to move up their schedule significantly in order to adequately prepare for the matchup in just two days from now.

Therefore, it's already Thursday of a typical work week as Seattle works to implement a gameplan for this week's game. The Seahawks will have a lighter practice on Wednesday, a.k.a. "Friday," before flying out tomorrow night for the game.

Tuesday is typically a day off for the players. Instead, the team was back on the practice field preparing for the Cardinals.

"I’m able to cram it in," QB Russell Wilson said of the shortened preparation time. "I think the biggest thing is just staying a little bit extra, staying a little bit later at night. But at the same time, I’m also getting my rest because physically, I have to make sure that I’m ready to go."

The Seahawks may be without DE Chris Clemons for Thursday's game in Arizona. Clemons suffered a hyper-extended elbow in Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Clemons had an MRI and there is a "little issue" there but it will not require surgery and is more of a pain tolerance issue. However, the short week makes it difficult for him to be ready to play in time.

"Basically (it's) a tolerance deal and it’s going to be a challenge for him to get back in the short week," Carroll said. "It really doesn’t work to his advantage and in a normal week, he’d have a better shot. But we don’t know. He’s very tough about handling stuff and coming back and so we’ll just see if he is able to endure it and get his strength back and play. We don’t know that right now."

TE Zach Miller is expected to be able to play after missing the last two weeks with a hamstring strain. Carroll said he was really close to being able to play against the Titans but they decided to hold him out for one more week.

"We’d like to get him out there ready to play and hopefully we can do that," Carroll said.

Miller fully participated in practice on Tuesday and appears on track to be able to play Thursday night.

Injury Report:

Arizona Cardinals

Did Not Participate

WR Brittan Golden (hamstring)

Limited Participation

LB John Abraham (shoulder)
LB Karlos Dansby (quadriceps)
WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring)
TE Rob Housler (ankle)
DE Calais Campbell (neck)

Full Participation

LB Kenny Demens (hamstring)
TE Jim Dray (quadriceps)
S Rashad Johnson (finger)
DE Ronald Talley (wrist)

Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate

RB Spencer Ware (ankle)
T Breno Giacomini (knee)
LB Bobby Wagner (ankle)
DE Chris Clemons (elbow)

Full Participation

TE Zach Miller (hamstring)

 

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