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Status in doubt for Seahawks’ linebackers Bobby Wagner, K.J. Wright

Seattle Seahawks v Jacksonville Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 10: K.J. Wright #50 of the Seattle Seahawks walks off the field during the second half of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on December 10, 2017 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Logan Bowles/Getty Images)

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A Seahawks defense already missing three starters on defense for the rest of the season could be without both starting linebackers for next Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright each left Sunday’s 30-24 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter. Wagner aggravated a hamstring string while being blocked by Jaguars center Brandon Linder early in the quarter. Wright sustained a concussion while being blocked by fullback Tommy Bohanon.

Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday they wouldn’t know the status of either player until late in the week. He expects Wagner to be a game-time decision at best. Wright had a “good day” on Monday, which gives him hope Wright will clear protocol in time to play against Los Angeles.

Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril are already out for the season due to injuries. Going into what is close to a must-win game against the Rams down five defensive starters would be a serious blow.