Baldwin likely to miss Seahawks’ game vs. Bears

The Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least next week’s game at Chicago and possibly longer due to an MCL injury to his right knee.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll was evasive about an exact timeline on Baldwin and vague about the specifics of the injury. He said it would be “maybe a couple of weeks” for Baldwin, but would only say it would be difficult for Baldwin to be able to play Monday against Chicago. As for the injury itself, Carroll said “he does have MCL issues,” but provided no other details.

No matter how long Baldwin is out, it’s bad news for Seattle’s offense, which showed flashes in a season-opening loss against Denver but had too much inconsistency, especially on third downs.

“He’ll be able to get back from this. He’ll come back from it. It just depends. We’ve got to see it through,” Carroll said. “It’s really early in the year and we have to take care of him and look after him first and foremost and then we’ll only do what he is capable of doing.”

Baldwin was injured in the first quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 loss to Denver. He was rolled up on from behind and left the game, only to return for a brief stint in the second quarter.