Sunday, November 4, 2012

Doug Baldwin Out With High Ankle Sprain

Doug Baldwin, a second year receiver with the Seattle Seahawks, has had a difficult start to his season this year.
Baldwin had some sore ribs and an ankle that needed strengthening, but these injuries didn't slow him down last year. He led the Seahawks in receiving, becoming the first undrafted rookie to lead his team in pass catches in more than 50 years.
Baldwin missed last week's game against the Detroit Lions with a high ankle sprain, an injury we know can be deceptive in its recovery time. Very often these injuries require more recovery time than originally anticipated. It was the second game this season Baldwin has missed. He sat out Week 3 against Green Bay after suffering a shoulder injury in practice.
He sustained the injury in the game against San Francisco when teammate Chris Maragos shoved San Francisco's Dashon Goldson, who fell on Baldwin's legs. Coach Pete Carroll says about the situation, "He hasn't been healthy. I think he just hasn't had any continuity to this offseason. He was hampered all the way back in OTAs and that's why I was so happy he got a couple weeks in a row that he practiced. I think we might have got three weeks in a row where he practiced and that's just not enough for these kinds of things we do with him, all of the timing that is involved. He needs to be right, we need to be right, the quarterback needs to understand and all of that and we have not had the opportunity to get that going."
Last season Baldwin caught 51 passes for 788 yards and four touchdowns. Five times he caught five or more passes in a game. This season however, Baldwin has just 11 catches for 149 yards and one touchdown.
Charly Martin is likely to take Baldwin's spot while he's recovering.
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