Rashaad Penny having ACL surgery Friday

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Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny‘s season came to an end when he tore his ACL earlier this month and he’s taking an important step on his road to recovery on Friday.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Penny is having surgery on his knee in Los Angeles.

The expectation is that Penny will be ready to go for the 2020 season. That will be Penny’s third season with the Seahawks.

Penny was coming off his two biggest games of the season when he got injured in Week 14. He’d run for 203 yards and two touchdowns while also catching a touchdown pass in a pair of Seahawks wins. He ran 65 times for 370 yards and three touchdowns overall this season.

Chris Carson will be the lead back for the Seahawks with C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer behind him on the depth chart.

5 responses to “Rashaad Penny having ACL surgery Friday

  1. 370YDs rushing this season and I’d like to remind everyone this guy was a first round pick lol… The Hawks have drafted busts with their top pick for years now drifting LJ Collier this year, Penny last year, McDowell in 2017 who never played a down for SEA, RT Germain Ifedi who is one of the worst starting RTs in the league. Lots of wasted picks there, I’m starting to see why JS is so fond of repeatedly trading down in round 1 as many times as he can to acclimate picks.

  2. hawkkiller says:
    370YDs rushing this season and I’d like to remind everyone this guy was a first round pick lol… The Hawks have drafted busts with their top pick for years now drifting LJ Collier this year, Penny last year, McDowell in 2017 who never played a down for SEA, RT Germain Ifedi who is one of the worst starting RTs in the league. Lots of wasted picks there, I’m starting to see why JS is so fond of repeatedly trading down in round 1 as many times as he can to acclimate picks.
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    Penney was drafted to back up Carson, who is the number one back. he has a career average of 5.3 yards per carry. Ifedi is in the top half of RT’s in the league and crushes people in the run game. Collier got hurt in training camp and hasn’t played.

    As to Schneider, he’s drafted:

    Russell Wilson
    Richard Sherman
    Earl Thomas
    Kam Chancellor
    KJ Wright
    Bobby Wagner
    James Carpenter
    Russell Okung
    Bruce Irvin
    Frank Clark
    Tyler Lockett
    Chris Carson
    Shaquille Griffin

    and on and on. You wish your GM was half as successful.

  3. Only his ACL Penny won’t miss a beat in the big picture, he’ll be fine next year and probably the starter the next.

    It just sucks that we don’t have him for the post-season. He’s a HR threat in a way that Carson is not.

    Get well soon Penny.

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