In brief: Wagner’s status up in air for Seahawks
NFL: Seattle Seahawks starting middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (pictured above) will likely be a game-time decision because of a high ankle sprain suffered last week against Indianapolis.
Coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that the status of Wagner and tight end Zach Miller against Tennessee will probably not be known until pregame warm-ups Sunday. Miller injured a hamstring injury last week and missed the game against Indianapolis.
If Wagner can’t go, Seattle could slide outside linebacker K.J. Wright into the middle. Wright’s first NFL game was as a middle linebacker and he has played all three linebacker positions for Seattle.
Carroll said the plan is for center Max Unger to return this week. Unger was to be limited Wednesday before getting increased practice time the rest of the week.
Chiefs improve ranking in poll
Junior hockey: The Spokane Chiefs moved from fifth place to third in this week’s Canadian Hockey League Top 10 rankings.
The Chiefs (6-1-0-0), with the top winning percentage in the Western Hockey League, are in the poll for the second week. The top-ranked Blainville-Boisbriand Armanda (8-0-0-0) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the London Knights (5-1-0-0) of the Ontario Hockey League are ahead of Spokane.
The WHL’s other ranked teams are Kelowna, sixth; Prince Albert, seventh; and Swift Current, 10th.
The Chiefs defeated Kelowna 6-3 at the Arena on Tuesday night. Spokane’s next home game is Wednesday against Swift Current.
The Chiefs’ grueling schedule, with eight road games during the first 10 games of the season, continues Friday at Edmonton, Saturday at Red Deer and Sunday at Calgary.