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Unger's status still uncertain for Seattle

10/3/2013

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had said he was hopeful of getting Pro Bowl center Max Unger back for the game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but concerns remain since Unger was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and again on Thursday.

Unger suffered a triceps injury against Jacksonville on Sept. 22 and missed the game at Houston last weekend. He said Wednesday that he hoped to return against the Colts, but that remains uncertain.

Carroll also hoped for the best when talking about Unger on Wednesday before practice.

“We’ll see what it looks like,” Carroll said. “We’ll take that day-by-day and we’ll know more by the end of the week. We’ll see what happens.”

If Unger doesn’t play, the Seahawks would be without three offensive-line starters for the second consecutive game. Starting tackles Russell Okung and Breno Giacomini are out. Okung is on injured reserve with a torn ligament in a big toe. Giacomini had arthroscopic knee surgery Monday in New York.

Rookie Michael Bowie will make his second career start in place of Giacomini. Paul McQuistan is starting for Okung.

Starting tight end Zach Miller also did not participate in practice Thursday. He has a hamstring injury, and his status for Sunday is unknown. It would be a major blow to the team if Miller doesn’t play because they need his blocking skills to help the backup tackles.

Cornerback Walter Thurmond was limited participant Thursday with a shoulder injury, but safety Jeron Johnson returned to full participation after being out with a hamstring problem. And rookie defensive tackle Jordan Hill, Seattle's third-round draft pick, could see his first action of the season after returning from a shoulder injury.