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September 23, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Bryant, Kearse injury updates, and a few other notes from Carroll

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has concluded his regular day-after-game press conference and the injury news was largely good.

Carroll said defensive end Red Bryant, who left the game with back spasms, should be able to play this week against the Houston Texans.

“He’s got a sore back today, kind of stiff and all that, got in an awkward position and just tweaked so he’s got muscle spasms and usually those can get taken care of in three or four days so he should be all right,” Carroll said.

Carroll said WR Jermaine Kearse, who left the game early with a sprained ankle, was “moving around pretty well today” and that he got rid of his boot shortly after leaving the stadium yesterday “trying to show us that he’s ready to go, so we’ll see what happens.”

Those were the only two significant injuries of the game for the Seahawks.

However, Carroll also said RT Breno Giacomini has a sore knee and that he came out of the game a little early on Sunday because “we thought he needed a break.”

He also said center Max Unger dealt with a sore left arm throughout the game.

Carroll said LB Malcolm Smith, who didn’t play after hurting his hamstring against the 49ers, could have played but that the roster had already been set for the game so they decided to have him sit it out. He will be back this week.

More notes and quotes from Carroll later.

For now, he’s some video of the beginning of his press conference today:

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