Baldwin has a hip pointer, but he's OK

January, 20, 2014
Jan 20
7:42
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RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said receiver Doug Baldwin suffered a hip pointer in the NFC Championship Game, but he believes Baldwin will be OK in time for the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos on Feb. 2.

“He’s banged up a little bit,” Carroll said. “He’ll be a little bit slow on Wednesday [at practice] and this week, but he’ll be OK for the game.”

Baldwin had one of his best games of the season Sunday in the 23-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers, catching six passes for 106 yards. He also returned a kickoff 69 yards, which came after he injured his hip in the second half.

Baldwin was asked after the game how the hip injury affected him.

“Significantly,’’ he said. “I’m going to be pretty hurt [Monday], but it’s the game that we play. You deal with those injuries and pains. It’s nothing new.”

Carroll also was asked how linebacker K.J. Wright was feeling after playing for the first time since undergoing surgery on Dec. 11 to repair a foot fracture.

“He has a sore foot, but it’s not bad,’’ Carroll said. “He feels OK. He was really excited that he didn’t reinjure himself and made it through it.”

Carroll also said that defensive tackle Brandon Mebane will be limited in practice this week with a sore ankle, but should be fine for the Super Bowl.

Carroll said running back Marshawn Lynch will get some get some rest this week after taking some big hits Sunday when he rushed for 109 yards on 22 carries, including a 40-yard touchdown run.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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