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Carroll: Luke Willson battling to get back on field; Bennett’s knee surgery went well

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RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had a host of injury updates during a press conference Thursday afternoon.

First, the good news: Carroll said tight end Luke Willson is battling to get back onto the field for Monday Night Football.

He also said defensive lineman Michael Bennett’s arthroscopic knee surgery went well and that the team is hopeful for a 2-3 week recovery.

Carroll said safety Kam Chancellor is still recovering and would not practice on Thursday, but there was a chance that linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis would.

Reporters also asked about the moment when Earl Thomas hugged a referee during a fumble-for-touchdown celebration: “Interesting moment. Not gonna do that again. Earl got to celebrate with an official for the first time in his career.”

Cornerback Richard Sherman said he has not heard anything from the NFL in terms of fines or punishment for comments about officiating during Sunday’s loss to New Orleans.

The Hawks host the Buffalo Bills in front of a national audience on Monday.