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October 10, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Seahawks Friday notes: Unger doubtful, Chancellor questiontable to play against Dallas

Seattle heads into the weekend with what are suddenly two pretty big injury question marks  — center Max Unger and safety Kam Chancellor.

Unger is listed as doubtful after missing  practice all week with a strained foot suffered against Washington. Steve Schilling will start in his place if Unger can’t go, which seems likely at this point.

“He’s doubtful at this point,” said coach Pete Carroll. “And we are looking for a miraculous recovery at this point.”

The situation for Chancellor, meanwhile, took a more ominous turn on Friday.

Chancellor had been listed as sitting out practice on Thursday with an ankle injury, which many widely assumed to be a rest day since the team has said Chancellor would be managed through the season.

However, Carroll said today Chancellor is actually dealing with “a strain in his hip” which apparently crept up this week, and it would be assumed in the Washington game. The team has said the listing of Chancellor as out with an ankle on Thursday was a simple clerical error.

Carroll characterized Chancellor as “questionable right now. We’ll run him on gameday and see how he feels and see if he can go.”

Carroll said “I think” that the injury was the other hip from the one on which Chancellor had surgery in the off-season.

Carroll said the obvious — that losing Chancellor isn’t ideal against a team like Dallas that runs the ball as well as it does, ranking second only to Seattle in rushing at 160 yards per game.

“He’s been a huge element in our defense and we are hoping he will be with us,” Carroll said.

Chancellor has missed just one game in his NFL career, a game against Atlanta in 2011 that he sat out with a quadriceps injury.

Chancellor had hip surgery in the off-season to repair an injury he said dated to his college days at Virginia Tech. He dealt with an ankle injury the week of the San Diego game, after which he said he considered having surgery.

For now, we probably have to wait until Sunday to know for sure on Chancellor. If he can’t go, Jeron Johnson would likely get the start at strong safety. Johnson, in his fourth year out of Boise State, has not started a game.

There was some good news as WR Percy Harvin, who sat out Thursday with a thigh injury, practiced and, according to Carroll, looked good.

There wasn’t much other injury news. Carroll said OL Alvin Bailey, out last week with an oblique injury, practiced on Friday and may be able to play. He also said CB Tharold Simon was able to get some work in as he continues his recovery from knee surgery prior to the season. Simon is still considered a week or two away.

Here’s some video of the first few minutes of Carroll’s press conference today:

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