Seahawks rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp

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Seahawks rookie draft class hit hard by injuries in camp
FILE - In this July 29, 2019, file photo, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf talks to reporters at NFL football training camp in Renton, Wash. L.J. Collier has been out for weeks, Metcalf just underwent surgery and Marquise Blair has a sore back. The Seattle Seahawks still have high hopes for their draft class but many aren't even on the field currently(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — None of the Seattle Seahawks’ top three draft picks were on the practice field Wednesday.

Wide receiver DK Metcalf had minor knee surgery and safety Marquise Blair was dealing with back spasms.

The two second-rounders joined first-round selection L.J. Collier on the medical report and added to the long list of ailments that have plagued Seattle’s rookie class during training camp. Collier suffered a significant ankle sprain in the early days of camp.

Coach Pete Carroll believes Metcalf will have a short recovery, though his status for the start of the season is in question.

Along with the injuries to the top three picks, Seattle has yet to see fourth-round pick Phil Haynes (sports hernia) and sixth-rounder Demarcus Christmas (back) on the field due to their injuries.

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