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St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks: Initial Injury Report Shows Both Teams Healthy Going Into Week 1

First official injury reports of the year are out.

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The first official injury reports are out ahead of Sunday's season opening clash between the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks. They're both short, but here's what we've got:

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Todd Gurley RB Knee Limited
Tre Mason RB Thigh Did Not Participate
Daren Bates LB Knee Did Not Participate

With reports that Gurley is likely out for the first three weeks, his inclusion was a foregone conclusion. Don't carry any delusion, it's not a contusion. It's a patellar fusion that requires medical illusion.

And we're prepped for the Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead show with Mason still lingering. Bates' holdoff is just as concerning given the quality, and quantity, of his special teams play.

I'm a bit surprised not to see a couple more names like Rodger Saffold or Jamon Brown on their headed toward "probable" status given how they ended camp and the preseason. If we're taking this at face value, it's certainly a good indication that they're a full go.

Here's the Seahawks' report:

Name POS Injury Wed. Status
Mike Morgan LB Hamstring OUT
Cooper Helfet TE Knee Limited
Tarvaris Jackson QB Ankle Limited
Marshawn Lynch RB Not Injury Related Limited

Aaaaaaaand this is why I have trouble accepting these straight up. Earl Thomas had reconstructive shoulder surgery just seven months ago and is still less than 100%. He didn't even get into practice until Aug. 18.

Of course the key is that these guys may be full participants in practice but not fully available at the conclusion of the final practice.

Still, for a barometer of where things are at for both teams heading into week 1, they're about as healthy as you could ask for.