Injuries stack up as Seahawks prep for 49ers - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

Injuries stack up as Seahawks prep for 49ers

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Shaun Alexander had three reasons for missing Seahawks' practice Wednesday, a broken left wrist, a twisted left knee and a sprained left ankle. And Seattle's stalled running back wasn't the only starter out.

Leading receiver Deion Branch has a sprained foot, tight end Marcus Pollard had arthroscopic surgery on his knee last month, defensive end Patrick Kerney has a strained oblique, defensive tackle Rocky Bernard has a strained groin and outside linebacker Leroy Hill has a strained right hamstring.

Coach Mike Holmgren says he hopes to have half of them back for Monday night's game against San Francisco.

Alexander sustained the knee and ankle injuries while rushing for just 32 yards on 14 carries last weekend. The swelling's gone down, but if he's not back up to snuff, Holmgren says he won't play.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)