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Here’s why Pro Bowl linebacker K.J. Wright is away from the Seahawks

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RENTON Pro Bowl linebacker K.J. Wright is away from the Seahawks indefinitely while he undergoes a “process” on a nagging knee injury.

“Process” was the word coach Pete Carroll used Tuesday following practice for what Wright is doing out of the area.

When I asked if it was a surgery or if he needed surgery, Carroll said no.

“He’s working. He’s got a little process that we’re going through to help us with something that’s been kind of nagging him. He’s out of town working on that this week.”

“Process” could mean a lot of things, including plasma-rich platelet injections to spur healing in the knee.

You may recall former Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice went on what at the time was a mysterious trip to Europe during Seattle’s training camp in 2013. Turns out Rice was in Switzerland getting PRP therapy on, yes, a nagging knee injury.

For now, there is no indication Wright is in Switzerland.

Wright played 13 snaps in Seattle’s preseason opener Sunday at the Los Angeles Chargers, leaving in the first quarter with the rest of the starting defense in the usual exhibition-game cameo.

The sixth-year veteran has become an every-down force in Seattle’s defense, equally excellent against the run and the pass next to All-Pro middle linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Tuesday during practice, Terence Garvin was in Wright’s spot as weakside linebacker.

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