EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 09: Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks is tackled by Deon Grant #34 of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 9, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Tavaris Jackson left the game after the play and did not return. Seahawks defeated the Giants 36-25. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks QB Could Need Surgery After Season

Tarvaris Jackson has been bothered by a pectoral muscle injury that could require surgery after the season.

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Tarvaris Jackson's Injury Could Require Surgery After Seahawks Season

The Seattle Seahawks don't have the prettiest quarterback situation with starter Tarvaris Jackson pushing through a pectoral muscle injury and backup Charlie Whitehurst struggling in two starts this season. For Jackson, things may not get much better until the offseason.

Jackson's pectoral injury has been bugging him the last few weeks and it sounds like surgery after the season is a possibility.

"That's one thing I didn't want to have to think about at all," Jackson said, according to Eric Williams of the Tacoma Tribune. "Obviously you don't want to have surgery, period. It was so early in the season, and I just got here. A new start - that would be probably one of the worst things that probably could happen to me, to have surgery that early in the season and not be able to finish"

Whether Jackson gets healthy or not, the Seahawks will have to evaluate their quarterback situation after the season. The combo of Jackson and Whitehurst hasn't been successful this season as the Seahawks sit at 3-6 and five games behind the NFC West-leading San Francisco 49ers.


Tarvaris Jackson Status Update: Seahawks QB Probable

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is officially listed as probable on the injury report with a pectoral injury that has plagued him for the past few weeks. Jackson was limited in practice on Wednesday, but went in full on both Thursday and Friday. Jackson struggled mightily against the Dallas Cowboys last week, throwing 3 interceptions, making it a total of 4 the past two weeks.

Jackson shouldn't be starting for you even if you're in a two deep quarterback league, as he's facing the Baltimore Ravens pass defense. The Ravens defense will likely hit Jackson, who's already struggling with an injury and passing the football. Expect another rough outing for Jackson, and it won't be because of his injury this time. It's very possible Charlie Whitehurst could make an appearance in this game, as well.

For more on Tarvaris Jackson and the Seattle Seahawks, visit SB Nation's Seahawks blog Field Gulls. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.


Tarvaris Jackson A Game-Time Decision On Sunday

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is listed as "Probable" and all signs are pointing to him starting against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll characterized Jackson as a "game-time decision", Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

"He’s ready to play at this point," Carroll said about Jackson. "We know now what to expect, maybe more so. He practiced Wednesday and couldn’t practice on Thursday. So he threw a little bit today, and we need to see what happens by Sunday. … I don’t know until we get there.

Jackson has been recovering from a pectoral muscle injury, sustained before the team's bye week, that kept him out of a 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns in Week 7 and out for the start of the Week 8's 34-12 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Jackson replaced an ineffective Charlie Whitehurst in the second of the Bengals game, completing 21-of-40 pass attempts for 323 yards as he attempted to rally the now 2-5 Seahawks from behind.

Jackson was able to participate fully in Wednesday's practice and was limited on Thursday before return to full participation on Friday.

For more on the Seahawks, visit Field Gulls.


Tarvaris Jackson Or Charlie Whitehurst? Seahawks Say Game-Time Decision

The optimism earlier in the week that Tarvaris Jackson would be able to start Sunday for the Seattle Seahawks has begun to fade. Pro Football Talk reports that head coach Pete Carroll will make a game-time decision on a starter prior to hosting the Cincinnati Bengals.

Last week's starter Charlie Whitehurst has taken most of the first-team snaps in practice this week, giving him an apparent edge. Carroll has said as much, noting that the team is preparing as if Whitehurst will make a second consecutive start for the first time in his career. 

The door is still technically open for Jackson to return, however. He suffered a high-grade right pectoral strain against the New York Giants in Week 5 and his been trying to get back ever since. Jackson was able to warm up prior to last week's loss to the Cleveland Browns, and reportedly threw the ball well. Whoever starts will have the added benefit of a healthy Marshawn Lynch back in the lineup.

For more on the Seahawks' quarterback situation, be sure to check out the SB Nation blog Field Gulls. For a Bengals perspective on this week's game, head over to Cincy Jungle. 


Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks QB Could Be Ready Week 8

Tarvaris Jackson was on the field warming up prior to Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Cleveland Browns, giving some hope to Seattle Seahawks fans that he might be able to play. Head coach Pete Carroll opted not to put in his starter, who had sat out most of the week of practice. According to Carroll, however, Jackson's chances of starting Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals look much better.

"He threw the ball very well under the circumstances, but he's not 100 percent," Carroll said. "And he was going to have to say, ‘I can go. I can do it. I don't feel it.' And really give us a real positive on it. It's really up to him right now because he's the one that's feeling it. But we thought if he doesn't go today, that he'll have a chance to go next week. And if he did go, we didn't know what would happen."

Nothing is official yet, but the reports of Jackson throwing the ball well prior to Sunday's game should have fans feeling (slightly) better about Seattle's chances this week.

For more on the Seahawks be sure to head over to the SB Nation blog Field Gulls.


Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks Going With Charlie Whitehurst

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave the indication that Charlie Whitehurst would get the start this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns instead of injured Tarvaris Jackson when he spoke with 97.3 KIRO FM's Seattle Morning News Friday morning.

"Charlie's ready to go, and as far as I'm concerned he's starting the football game, unless something turns with Tarvaris here in the next couple days," said Carroll.

Jackson is recovering from a high-grade strain of his right pectoral against the New York Giants. That said, he has been active in practice all week and remains available if the Seahawks decide to make a switch. Carroll said Seattle has "tried to be careful" with Jackson and he will likely be listed as questionable on Sunday.

Whitehurst joins a growing list of new starters for Week 7 including Tim Tebow, Carson Palmer, John Beck, Christian Ponder and A.J. Feeley.

Check out SB Nation's Field Gulls for all the latest news before Sunday's game.


Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Early Signs Pointing To Charlie Whitehurst As Seahawks Starter

The Seattle Seahawks haven't ruled out Tarvaris Jackson for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns but if practice reps mean anything (and they usually do) the Seahawks are preparing for Charlie Whitehurst to start. Jackson is recovering from a strained pectoral muscle and the early guess on who starts Sunday is Whitehurst.

The Seahawks haven't ruled Jackson out yet but what teams say during the week doesn't really matter. Instead what really matters is what they do and throughout the week Whitehurst has been the one getting the reps.

"You definitely like to have practice reps," Whitehurst said. "So that's good. Like I said, we'll see what happens and be ready when called."

We'll see what happens in Friday's practice, and then what the Seahawks list Jackson as. To have a legitimate hope of playing, he would likely need to be listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Very few players listed as doubtful end up playing in a game.

If Jackson can't go, then Whitehurst will join a growing list of new starters for Week 7 including Tim Tebow, Carson Palmer, John Beck, Christian Ponder and possibly A.J. Feeley.

Check out SB Nation's Field Gulls for all the latest news before Sunday's game.


Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks Giving First Team Snaps To Charlie Whitehurst

Seattle Seahawks No. 2 quarterback Charlie Whitehurst will get the first-team reps in practice this week, head coach Pete Carroll said during his weekly press conference on Wednesday.

Starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson suffered a strained pectoral muscle during the Seahawks' 36-25 win over the New York Giants in Week 5. Jackson's injury, which is to his right pectoral muscle, occurred during a designed run in the third quarter. Whitehurst replaced Jackson for the rest of the game, completing 11-of-19 pass attempts for 149 yards and a 27-yard touchdown to rookie wide receiver Doug Baldwin to put the Seahawks in the lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game.

Though he's expected to be limited in practice this week, Carroll said that Jackson is able to throw the fooball and has not ruled out the possibility of Jackson starting in Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, with a decision perhaps not being made until game-time.

For more on the Seahawks quarterback situation, visit Field Gulls.


Tarvaris Jackson Injury: Status Of Seahawks QB Is Unknown

Will the Seattle Seahawks have Tarvaris Jackson available in Week 7? Right now, his status is uncertain after suffering an injury last weekend. Jackson went down with a high-grade pectoral strain near his throwing arm which means he'll have some time off during the Seahawks bye week.

If he can't go, Charlie Whitehurst will step in, but for now head coach Pete Carroll isn't certain of Jackson's status.

"We're not going to know for a while," Carroll said. "We won't have him throw the football for a little bit and see what happens."

The Seahawks haven't exactly been a model of consistency this season, starting 2-3, but Carroll says there is no quarterback controversy in Seattle.

"There's no controversy here in this building," Carroll said. "You guys can have all the (controversy) you want."

The bye week comes at a good time for the Seahawks as it gives Jackson an extra week to heal from the pectoral strain. Considering it's near his throwing arm, you have to wonder whether he'll be available.

Check out SB Nation's Field Gulls for the full run down on all the Seahawks' injuries entering the bye week.


Tavaris Jackson Injury: Seahawks Quarterback Leaves Game Vs. Giants

Seahawks quarterback Tavaris Jackson headed to the locker room during Sunday's battle vs. the Giants with an apparent shoulder injury. His return is questionable, according to the Seahawks.

Jackson appeared to hurt his right shoulder, which is his throwing shoulder. Before he left the field, Jackson had completed 15 of 22 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. He also tossed an interception. Jackson has been replaced by Charlie Whitehurst

Jackson is in his first season starting for the Seahawks after coming over from Minnesota. He's been fairly average, with a quarterback rating of 80.0. If Seattle is going to pull off the upset against the Giants, they'll have to do it with their backup quarterback at the helm.

For more on the Philadelphia Eagles, check out Bleeding Green Nation. For more on the Seahawks, head over to Field Gulls. Get the latest headlines from NFL Week 5 on this StoryStream and more videos on the NFL Video Highlights StoryStream.

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