C.J. Prosise trying to show he can stay healthy for Seahawks

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Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise has appeared in just 11 games in two seasons in Seattle as multiple injuries have kept him watching from the sidelines.

Prosise hopes to show he can be durable and available in his third season with the Seahawks.

“I just know what I can do, I know the impact I have on the game when I’m out there,” Prosise said, via Michael-Shaun Dugar of the Athletic. “That’s the thing that really hurt me because, through everything – the community stuff, like I said, that’s my passion – when I’m out there on the field, and I’m making a big play or I’m scoring a touchdown, that’s the best feeling I can ever have. I want that feeling all the time.”

Prosise has had hamstring and groin strains, a fractured scapula and a pair of ankle sprains and a broken wrist bone that’s kept him out of 21 regular season games, four preseason games and two playoff games. He hired a full-time personal trainer to help get him in better shape to attempt to avoid the types of injuries that have hampered him in the past.

“His body just wasn’t ready to take on that type of stress and responsibility,” Prosise’s trainer Kevin Allen said. “Now, he’s a totally different being. He’s ready. He’s 225 (pounds) solid. Running stronger than ever. Quick as ever. More powerful than ever. It’s not going to be a hit-C.J.-and-he-fall-down type thing no more. Hit C.J., and you better wrap him up – because he’s 225 solid. It’s not 225 fluff.”

Prosise has been a promising piece when he has been able to see the field. He had 153 yards of offense in a win in New England in 2016. He then broke a 72-yard touchdown run against the Philadelphia Eagles the next week before fracturing his shoulder-blade and missing the rest of the season.

But Prosise’s lack of availability has forced Seattle to load up on additional options. Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis fill the more traditional running back mold while J.D. McKissic provides the receiving back alternative. Prosise will have to show he can stay on the field or risk Seattle moving on at the end of training camp.

9 responses to “C.J. Prosise trying to show he can stay healthy for Seahawks

  1. Durability is biggest concern with several RBs. Like his approach and hope he remains healthy enough to show his talent. Competition at RB is going to be tough this preseason.

  2. Prosise has a low pain tolerance and spends his first 30 minutes every morning on webMD. 99.9% sure he will either be on IR or out of Seattle Sept 1st. JD McKissic has less talent but actually practices and plays regularly.

  3. There are some players that take a couple seasons to realize that talent alone will not make them NFL players. They need to work at it like a job. I’m glad to see Procise putting the work in to build an NFL body to go along with his talent because his potential is off the charts. It took Paul Richardson 3 seasons to put together a healthy season, so it can be done. I just hope that the work he’s putting in translates to greater durability for his sake and the Seahawks’.

  4. I think the injury problem has something to do with the artificial turf in Putrid Sound Stadium. Former Seattle players like Russell OkongShow, Bruised Irvin, Max hUnger, Brandon MeatBrain and others have been relatively injury free after leaving Seattle to play with other teams. Jimmy Gram also had injury problems while playing for Seattle.

  5. achillesofwooters says:
    May 24, 2018 at 11:18 am
    There are some players that take a couple seasons to realize that talent alone will not make them NFL players. They need to work at it like a job. I’m glad to see Procise putting the work in to build an NFL body to go along with his talent because his potential is off the charts. It took Paul Richardson 3 seasons to put together a healthy season, so it can be done. I just hope that the work he’s putting in translates to greater durability for his sake and the Seahawks’.
    ……………………………
    So the Seahawks draft these porcelain but electric players who are brittle and contribute little up til the eve of their second contracts, and then get overpaid by someone else. As a Seattle fan, I’m not enthusiastic about his draft/team building profile.

  6. Picture a healthy season by Procise, Penny, and Carson…I’m not even trying to be a fanboy about this, but I can see them making the playoffs easily. I for one am not in awe of the Rams. This division is up for grabs still.

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