Seahawks RB Chris Carson "had some work done" on his knee this offseason, HC Pete Carroll revealed Tuesday. That's "surgery" in Carroll-speak. Carroll added that Carson will only be out "a couple more weeks," so it sounds like he'll be ready in plenty of time for training camp. Carson's absence creates some added opportunity for Rashaad Penny, but Carson still figures to open camp atop the depth chart.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that RB Chris Carson (finger) "should be able to play" against the Vikings on Sunday night. "He came out fine in the game other than his finger, and it should be OK," Carroll said. Old Pete is notoriously optimistic when it comes to injuries, but Carson should be able to play through the dislocated finger. He'll be a lower-end RB2 vs. a Minnesota defense allowing just 3.4 yards per carry over the past 4 games.
Seahawks RB Chris Carson injured his finger in the 4th quarter of Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He headed back to the locker room for x-rays. We’ll pass along an update on Carson when we get one. His absence would leave Seattle’s backfield to Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis.
Update: HC Pete Carroll said after the game that Carson dislocated his index finger. He got it stitched up and is expected to be fine.
Seahawks OC Brian Schottenheimer said Tuesday that RB Chris Carson will start Thursday night's game against the Packers. That means absolutely nothing other than Carson being on the field for Seattle's first offensive snap. But Carson was operating as the clear lead ball-carrier before missing most of Week 9 and all of Week 10 with a hip injury. Consider him the best bet for carries on Thursday night, but RBs Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny also figure to remain plenty involved.