Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin injured his hip in the second quarter of the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers, but he returned to action quickly after being evaluated by team doctors.
The Seahawks announced his status as questionable to return before later noting his return:
WR Doug Baldwin injured his hip and his return is questionable. #SFvsSEA— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 20, 2014
Before leaving, he was leading Seattle's receiving corps with three catches for 80 yards against San Francisco's formidable defense.
Baldwin's injury came on the biggest play of the first half for the Seahawks. He got behind San Francisco's safeties on a scramble drill, and quarterback Russell Wilson hit him on a 51-yard completion to move into scoring range.
The Seahawks weren't able to convert a touchdown and instead settled for a field goal, pulling to within seven points of the lead, 10-3.
Seattle was already without receiver Percy Harvin (concussion) before the game.
If Baldwin's injury acts up again and he's unable to play, then it will fall to Jermaine Kearse and Ricardo Lockette to pick up the slack, along with Golden Tate, who started the game.
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