Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that second-year slot receiver Doug Baldwin will miss Sunday’s game against the Lions in Detroit because of the high ankle sprain he got in last week’s game against the 49ers.
Baldwin has only 11 receptions this season, compared to 25 after seven games last season.
“Unfortunately, he’s going to be a couple of weeks away,” Carroll said. “And that’s going to be a change for us because we were just getting him going and it felt like he was coming around.”
Baldwin had two catches for 15 yards against the 49ers, but was injured while blocking on a special teams play when another player fell into his leg.
“I’m just trying to stay positive and be as patient as I can,” Baldwin said.
With Baldwin out, Charly Martin will be active for only the third time this season against the Lions and see time in the slot – as will split end Golden Tate, with Braylon Edwards taking over at split end in those alignments.
The 2-4 Lions are favored by 2 to 2 ½ points over the 4-3 Seahawks.
After Sunday, the Seahawks’ fourth road game in a five-week span, they will play back-to-back home games against the Minnesota Vikings (Nov. 4) and New York Jets (Nov. 11) before getting their bye week.