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Danny O'Neil covers the Seahawks for The Seattle Times.



December 5, 2010 at 8:20 PM

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Ben Obomanu expects to be back next week

Posted by Danny O'Neil

Wide receiver Ben Obomanu expected the hit was coming, bracing himself and holding onto the ball.

"When you run across the middle of the field, you understand that a lot of people are going to be flying around," Obomanu said. "I tried to catch it and get down. I'm glad I held onto the ball, too."

Just how he was able to do that is pretty remarkable because Obomanu suffered a laceration to his hand that required stitches. The result was a 27-yard reception, and while Obomanu didn't return to the game, he offered a positive prognosis as he answered questions afterward with his hand wrapped.

<>P>"I'll be back and I'll be able to play next week," Obomanu said.

The prognosis is not so clear for Mike Williams, who left the game after Seattle's first series because of an ankle injury. While coach Pete Carroll emphasized that injury is different from the foot strain that kept Williams out of last week's game against Kansas City, the proximity of the two injuries is problematic.

"It's right next to where his foot was injured so it was kind of compounded," Carroll said.

What's the level of concern about injuries at wide receiver as Seattle played the entire second half with only three wideouts?

"Geez, I don't know what to tell you right now," Carroll said. "We've got to see what's going to happen here."

Seattle hosted Dwayne Jarrett and former Seahawk Bobby Engram for tryouts two weeks ago so the Seahawks might be looking again.

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