Doug Baldwin Injury: Updates on Seahawks WR's Hip and Recovery

Jesse ReedCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2014

Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin (89) gets past San Francisco 49ers defensive back C.J. Spillman (27)  during the first half of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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:

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. 

Bleacher Report, via Fox Sports

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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