Seattle also lost emerging receiver Ben Obomanu to a hand injury in the second quarter when he was crunched by Carolina safety Charles Godfrey on a 27-yard reception.
Obomanu suffered a severe laceration that required a number of stitches to close up. He did not break any bones, but had his right hand heavily wrapped in the locker room.
"It was just a good hit in a good place and I think we all get cut, it was just one of those things where he got me pretty good," Obomanu said. "I didn't look at it, but it was pretty bad. We just had to come in and make sure they do what's best for me so I can get back on the field."
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