Seahawks Insider Blog

Strong expected to practice, play

FB Mack Strong did not suffer a high ankle sprain, as coach Mike Holmgren feared Sunday night. Strong should be able to practice this week and play against the Cardinals on Sunday, Holmgren said. This is very good news for the Seahawks because Strong is the only true fullback on the 53-man roster and the only person on the team qualified to do what he does (in terms of handling all intricacies of the offense from that position). Again, it's not a high ankle sprain. "It's more of a side, lateral type thing," Holmgren said.