Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin will miss Sunday’s game against the Carolina Panthers with a concussion, and defensive tackle Tony McDaniel said Monday that he’s doubtful for Sunday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Seahawks have been without defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh (concussion) for five weeks with the latest setback stemming from a helmet-to-helmet hit by Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Suh left the game with his right leg on the ground.
“I just got the bad news,” said Irvin, who has missed five games in four seasons.
“I’m going to try to get through it, but I’m not sure.
I’m just waiting to get my head back in the game.
I’ve just got to keep going.”
Irvin said he will need a full-on rehab session to get his mind right and focus on football.
“Right now, I’m trying to get back out there as fast as I can,” he said.
“It’s kind of a big jump to get up and play.
So, I don’t know if I’ll be able to go right away.
But I’ll definitely be able.
It’s just a matter of getting back out on the field and just getting my mind right.”
The Seahawks will play the Panthers at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field for the second straight week on Sunday.
The game will air on FOX and be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
The Seahawks were in the middle of a losing streak that spanned five games when they rallied to beat the New York Giants in Week 3.
That was followed by a comeback win over the Philadelphia Panthers on Oct. 1 and a win over Carolina in Week 6.
Seattle hasn’t won a home game since an overtime win over Philadelphia in Week 4.
It has won four straight away from home.
“They were good all day long,” cornerback Brandon Browner said of the Panthers.
“You don’t see that often.”
New York was coming off a 20-19 victory over the Detroit Lions and a 31-28 win over Green Bay in Week 2.
Browner’s interception with 11:21 left in the second quarter helped the Giants (5-8) snap their losing streak.
Browning’s catch with 10 seconds remaining in overtime was a career-high.
The Patriots were coming off their second straight loss to the Packers.
They also beat the Panthers on Sunday with a 42-28 victory.
“The pressure’s off.
I’m feeling good,” Browner added.
“When we come out here, we know we have a chance to win.”
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