Doug Baldwin Injury Updates

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll revealed from the Combine on Thursday that WR Doug Baldwin recently had surgeries on his knee and shoulder. Baldwin was banged up all last season, starting with a left knee issue when he arrived at training camp, then a sprained right MCL in Week 1 and finally a hip injury in Week 13. We don't have any details yet on the knee and shoulder procedures, but Carroll said Baldwin "should be fine" for the start of the 2019 campaign. If healthy, he'll be a solid bounce-back candidate.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll labeled WR Doug Baldwin (hip) a game-time decision for Monday night's tilt with the Vikings. Carroll also said that Baldwin's hip injury is related to his previous groin issue. The late kickoff obviously puts fantasy owners in a tough spot. You need to have a viable alternative if you're hoping to use Baldwin -- and the only one potentially available would be David Moore. Even if Baldwin ends up active, he'll be a risky WR3.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) isn’t listed on the final Week 13 injury report. He’s fine to get into fantasy lineups as a high-floor WR3. Baldwin has caught 5+ balls in 3 straight.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin is dealing with a sprained MCL. But we still don't have an exact timetable for his return. HC Pete Carroll touched on the situation on Tuesday. “He’s really going to go a few days at a time here and see what happens,” Carroll said. “We’ll wait and see. We don’t know yet. It could be a couple of weeks and we will find out. He is as tough as they get and we’ll need to wait. He just got his stuff back, his science back, and we will find out in the next couple of days what that means.” Carroll is always over-optimistic about his players' injuries, so the fact that he said it could be a couple of weeks has us thinking Baldwin will miss at least that much time. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his status.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said after Sunday's loss to Denver that WR Doug Baldwin sprained his right MCL. That's opposite from the knee that limited his on-field time through August. The new injury seems likely to cost him some further time, though we'll have to see how much. Former NFL team doctor David Chao said it looked like a mild sprain on video and that it should only cost him a week "at most." Brandon Marshall led the team with 6 targets against the Broncos, while RB Chris Carson, RB Rashaad Penny and TE Will Dissly tied for 2nd with 5 apiece.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin is out for the rest of Sunday's game in Denver with a knee injury. This is presumably the same knee that kept Baldwin sidelined all August. He limped off the field in the 1st quarter of the opener, returned a bit later but was ruled out in the 3rd quarter. He finishes catch-less on 1 target.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) was a full-go in practice this week and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll play against the Broncos on Sunday but said just last week that his troublesome knee was at "80-85%." Throw in a difficult matchup, and Baldwin looks like just a low-end WR2 for Week 1.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin's knee injury could cost him most or all of the preseason but that the team is "hopeful and confident" that he'll be ready for Week 1. "Hopeful and confident" suggests that Baldwin is something less than a 100% lock to be out there for the opener. And missing most or all of August is far from ideal. Baldwin has turned into a risky fantasy pick that we wouldn't consider until the 4th round of drafts right now. We just moved him down the WR rankings.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had a "sore knee" when he arrived at training camp and will be sidelined "a couple weeks," HC Pete Carroll said Tuesday. "It's a little bit of a problem," Carroll added. We'll look for more details on Baldwin's injury, but it doesn't sound like he's in jeopardy of missing the start of the season, which is still 5-and-a-half weeks away. We just gave Baldwin a slight bump down the WR rankings.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) won't practice on Wednesday, HC Pete Carroll said. He's expected to test that groin on Friday. Baldwin's injury reportedly isn't serious, but he's certainly not a lock to be ready for Sunday night's game against the Colts.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (groin) is "day-to-day" and "could even play this week," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Baldwin clearly avoided a serious injury here. We'll need to keep an eye on his practice participation this week. Baldwin and the Seahawks have a tasty matchup at home for the Colts on Sunday night.

"Early word" is that the groin injury Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin suffered in Sunday's loss to the Titans isn't serious, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Baldwin is undergoing an MRI today, so we should learn more later. He racked up 10 catches for 105 yards and a score before going down -- and has a plus Week 4 matchup at home for the Colts.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin left Thursday's practice with an apparent right ankle injury, but his coach said Friday the player made out OK. “He’s fine,” Carroll told reporters after practice. “He fell on the back of his leg, but he was very lucky he didn’t get a big ankle sprain. He stressed a couple little strains in his foot, but he seems to be fine." Carroll said Baldwin thought he'd be able to play this weekend if the game mattered. So we won't worry about the situation for now.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that WR Doug Baldwin suffered a "minor" ankle injury in Sunday's win over the 49ers.  Carroll is "optimistic" that Baldwin will be available for this weekend's game against the Steelers.  He's caught 13 balls for 194 yards and a score over his past 2 games.  If the ankle injury isn't serious, Baldwin will be on the WR3 radar for Week 12.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury.  It's the 1st we've heard of the ailment, but HC Pete Carroll said he's "unsure" of Baldwin's Week 10 status.  We'll have another update after Thursday's practice.  Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson would be Seattle's top 2 WRs if Baldwin can't play against the Giants.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed that WR Doug Baldwin (hamstring) is "ready to go" for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.  We'd still shy away from using Baldwin this week though.  He's coming off a hamstring injury that required surgery and figures to be rusty after missing the entire preseason.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll revealed that WR Doug Baldwin required a "procedure" on his injured hamstring.  "He had a little procedure done to clear up his hamstring that was very successful," Carroll said. "He'll be back in it next week for sure. Whether we play him next week or not -- I don't know that yet -- but he should be practicing full go and we'll return next week."  Baldwin practiced some last week but was on the sidelines again on Tuesday.  It sounds like the team expects to have him available for Week 1, but his health will be worth monitoring.  Baldwin's stock has taken a hit this month with the hammy injury and Seattle's additions of WRs Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin has missed the team's first 2 preseason games with a hamstring injury.  He practiced last week, though, so it looks like the team is just being cautious.  Hopefully he'll get on the field for Seattle's 3rd exhibition this Saturday against the Chiefs.  Baldwin's health bears monitoring, but we're not lowering his projections at this point.  He remains locked-in as the Seahawks' slot receiver.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a potential concussion.  Don't expect to see him back in there today.

 
 
 

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