by Curtis Crabtree
RENTON - WR Doug Baldwin will miss this Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions after suffering a high ankle sprain in the team's loss to the San Francisco 49ers last Thursday.
Baldwin was injured on a punt return in the second quarter when 49ers S Dashon Goldson was shoved by Seahawks S Chris Maragos and landed on Baldwin's left ankle when he was blocking a defender.
Head coach Pete Carroll said it is an injury that could keep Baldwin out several weeks.
"Unfortunately, he's going to be a couple weeks anyway," Carroll said. "We were just getting him going and felt like he was coming around."
Baldwin has dealt with injuries all season. He battled a hamstring issue throughout training camp that required a minor procedure to drain fluid from his leg to alleviate discomfort. A shoulder issue kept him out against Green Bay on Monday night football and he'll miss at least this week with the ankle sprain.
It's another bump in the road for Baldwin in his second season in the league. With Baldwin out, WR Charly Martin will get most of the work in the slot with WR Golden Tate also getting work there as well.
DT Jason Jones is not expected to practice Wednesday with a sore ankle. LB Malcolm Smith is expected to play Sunday and has been cleared after suffering a concussion against the 49ers.