Seahawks beginning to wonder if C.J. Prosise can stay healthy

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Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise is developing a bit of a reputation.

And it sounds like the Seahawks are growing concerned about his inability to stay on the field.

Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, Seahawks run game coordinator Tom Cable was asked if he was concerned with Prosise’s dependability.

I think we all are,” Cable said.

The second-year running back may not play in Friday’s third preseason game because of a groin strain, but injuries are nothing new for him.

Since ending his career at Notre Dame with an ankle injury, it has been one thing after another. He was limited in spring workouts last year with a hip flexor problem. On the first day of training camp, he pulled a hamstring. Then came a cracked bone in his wrist in the opener (which cost him four games), and a broken scapula (which cost him the last eight games of the year).

In between were moments of brilliance, such as the 153 yards from scrimmage against the Patriots last year, and plenty of big plays.

Prosise said he changed his training regimen this offseason to try to be more available, but felt tight in warmups last week, didn’t play against the Vikings and hasn’t practiced since. He had an MRI and coach Pete Carroll said there were no major issues, and they hope he can come back and become part of the run game.

“We want to get everybody as healthy as we can as soon as we can so that they can be playing together,” Cable said. “I think as you know, that’s the key to good offensive football. We know we have a good offense. And for us to go from good to great and excellent to elite, then we need all of the pieces out there.

“So we’re working on that.”

There’s probably no one more frustrated than Prosise, but Cable’s words also show the Seahawks realize this is an issue.

14 responses to “Seahawks beginning to wonder if C.J. Prosise can stay healthy

  1. He’s kind of like Harvin. Absolutely brilliant when he does show up, but fragile as a piece of china. I’d move on. There are simply too many options to put all of your eggs in a basket that’s probably going to end up breaking.

  2. I liked Prosise at Notre Dame and hope he can kick the injury bug.
    Having said that…you can help the club from the tub.

  3. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, Alex Collins, Tre Madden, and Mike Davis all are telling him to take his time coming back.

  4. The problem is not just the athlete, but the artificial turf. In recent years, Jimmy Graham, Earl Thomas, Paul Richardson, DeShawn Shead, Tyler Lockette, Sidney Rice, Brandon Mebane,and others had season ending injuries. Players like Russell Okung and Bruce Irvin often missed multiple games due to injury in Seattle, but they are able to play the whole season after leaving as free agents playing on grass.

  5. Never heard of Tre Madden…hasn’t made a name for himself yet. Chris Carson is the surprise this preseason.

  6. The preseason is almost over. Looking forward to an 0-1 start for Seattle as they visit Green Bay, with or without Prosise. Good news is that they will be playing on something that cows can eat so they may stay healthy. Bad news is that they will have a long plane ride going home after losing again in cow town.

  7. Seattle has had poor luck drafting Notre Dame offensive players – save Golden Tate. the same thing can be said of 1st Round QB’s.

    Speaking about First Round draft choices in the last 3 years…..

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