Seattle Seahawks center Chris Spencer suffered a left ankle injury toward the of practice and had to be carted off the field.
Head coach Jim Mora said he doesn't know the extent of the injury, but that an initially it appears not to be a high ankle sprain, and the team should now more later today.
"It doesn't appear to be anything serious," Mora said about Spencer's injury. "Fortunately it wasn't his knee. Early indications are that it's not a high ankle sprain. However, until you get the doctors in there examining them and give it some time to settle down you can't really tell. But hopefully it's nothing serious."
Spencer appeared to get tied up with defensive tackle Kevin Brown, with both of them going down in a heap in the backfield during a pass play.
Trainers helped Spencer off the field, and initially it looked like he couldn't put any pressure on his left leg.
Rookie offensive lineman Max Unger worked subbed in for Spencer and worked with the first group at center.
Rob Rang of NFLdraftscout.com was at practice today, and spoke highly of Unger's ability to handle the center position, both in making the calls, his footwork and handling traffic inside.
Wide receiver Deion Branch did not practice for a third straight day. Mora said Branch had a little bit of swelling in his surgically repaired knee, so the team gave him a couple days off. However, Branch is expected to go during the night practice.
"It wasn't his idea to take the days off," Mora said about Branch. "The trainers kind of forced him to do it, which is good. We want to push him, but we want to be smart while doing so."
Will Herring (groin) also did not practice, along with Walter Jones (back spasms), Ray Willis (knee), Marcus Trufant (back), Mike Bennett (shoulder) and Cory Redding (sore).
Billy McMullen and Lance Laury were back at practice.
That's all for now. I'll have more after our meeting with the officials this morning.