Seahawks escape KC relatively healthy

Though a serious knee injury to reserve offensive lineman Kona Schwenke and cracked rib suffered by backup defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith were notable exceptions, the Seahawks emerged from their second preseason game relatively healthy. That, in itself, is positive news after backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and Super Bowl standout receiver Chris Matthews went down a week earlier vs. Denver.

Another relative positive from Friday's night preseason loss to the Chiefs was that the Seahawks appear to have escaped Kansas City relatively healthy.

Third-string offensive lineman Kona Schwenke was a notable exception, suffering a knee injury, according to Pete Carroll. The normally enthusiastic Carroll looked pretty bummed describing Schwenke's injury, acknowledging that the 23-year old "hurt himself tonight." Schwenke was carted off the field after suffering the injury.

Veteran defensive tackle D'Anthony Smith cracked a rib, as well.

For Schwenke, the injury is a heart-breaker as, frankly, he may have needed to be impressive over the final two preseason games to have a realistic chance at making the roster.

Smith, too, is in a battle as the more versatile Demarcus Dobbs and undrafted free agent T.Y. McGill have made more plays , thus far.

Otherwise, the Seahawks appear to be healthy - which prior to the start of the contest is what general manager John Schenider told the Seahawks official pregame show host Steve Raible was his highest priority.

Rookie defensive lineman Frank Clark played (and once again stood out) despite being listed as a possible inactive prior to the game with a sore ankle.

Following the game, Carroll said that he expects Richard Sherman, Will Blackmon, Tharold Simon and Marcus Burley -- each of whom were held out against the Chiefs -- to all return next week in Seattle's third preseason game in San Diego against the Chargers.

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