Seahawks coach Mike Macdonald provided an upsetting update on Jerome Baker’s injury…

The linebacker position was entirely redesigned by the Seattle Seahawks this summer, but we won’t be seeing any of the new players very soon.

Injuries put Mike Macdonald's plan for Seahawks linebackers on hold | The  Seattle Times

Head coach Mike Macdonald disclosed during Thursday’s organised team activities that former Miami Dolphins starter Jerome Baker is still out and might not return until training camp.

He will be far behind on the offseason programme because of the mandatory minicamp in mid-June.

Macdonald stated of Baker, who underwent wrist surgery in January, “He’s working through some things right now.” Most likely, he won’t show up until training camp. We won’t be seeing him out in OTAs just yet, but he will be OK.

Besides the hand injury, Macdonald mentioned that Baker is dealing with “lower body stuff.”

“I wouldn’t call it a concern, but any time someone isn’t getting all the reps, you’ve got to figure out different ways to get them the reps, so it’s mental stuff, it’s walkthroughs, we’re trying to be creative in the building to make sure he gets all the things he needs to see,” Macdonald said when asked if he was concerned about Baker’s inability to participate in offseason workouts. He is going to be prepared and up to date.

Due to injuries, Baker was sidelined for five of Miami’s final six games, including the playoffs. After missing four games due to a knee injury, he made a comeback for the regular season finale against the Buffalo Bills, but he ended up having season-ending surgery because of a wrist issue.

He was waived by the Dolphins due to an unsuccessful physical designation.

Tyrel Dodson’s limited participation in OTAs has resulted in an increase in the roles of fourth-round rookies Tyrice Knight, Patrick O’Connell, and Jon Rhattigan.

Once more, it is hoped that Baker will be free for training camp. Simply put, reading this kind of news is not what you want to do when the Seahawks lack depth at inside linebacker.

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