Wright sustained the injury during Sunday's 19-17 loss to the 49ers in San Francisco, leaving in the second
Monday head coach Peter Carroll said Wright is a question mark for returning for the postseason.
"We'll find out, I think, after they do the surgery and find out what the extent of it was, and all that," Carroll said at the Monday press conference. "Six weeks, usually, on broken bones, is what they talk about, and he's a good healer. So we'll see how it goes."
Wright's replacement, Malcolm Smith, finished the game with four tackles, with one for a loss. He has been a solid backup in the linebacker corps this season.
"Malcolm goes to 'Will' (weakside linebacker), which is his long-time, natural position," Carroll said. "That's where he has played a lot for us over the years. He understands the position really well. He's a fantastic athlete- really good coverage guy, speed guy on the field. So he's played quite a bit for us this year. We're comfortable with him playing and he should do a good job for us."
Smith, at 6 feet, 226 pounds, has started four games this season and played in all 13 outings. Wright's injury could also mean more play time for O'Brien Schofield, a player with both linebacker and defensive end experience.
References: Epoch Times, ESPN, and Seattle PI.
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