Rashaad Penny progressing in ACL rehab

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Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is making progress in his recovery from the torn ACL that ended his 2019 season last December.

Penny tweeted earlier this week that he had his first day back on a bike since the injury. Penny had surgery to repair the injury and head coach Pete Carroll said that doctors also cleaned up some other issues with the knee during the operation.

“He’s doing great,” Carroll said after the Seahawks were knocked out of the playoffs in January, via NBCSportsNorthwest.com. “He’s ahead of schedule already. They’re really excited about the progress that he’s making. That’s a much longer prognosis there. He’s got six or seven months ahead of him that are going to be really challenging. We’ll have to wait and see. He’s really determined, his attitude is great about it. He’s planning on making it back and getting ready to play. So, we’ll see how that goes.”

The timeline will likely lead the Seahawks to put Penny on the physically unable to perform list at the start of training camp. Whether he remains on that list into the regular season will be something to watch this summer.

14 responses to “Rashaad Penny progressing in ACL rehab

  1. He was looking pretty good last year before he went down. There were times when I was yelling at my screen for Pete Carroll to bench Carson for Penny. Carson has a fumbling problem, and when Penny gets touches he usually averages 5 yards per rush. Hopefully he is healthy next season and can get a majority of the rushes for once.

  2. Might be the best thing to happen to him. Working harder than ever to come back or he gets fat and isn’t the same player. Regardless I imagine the hawks pick up another 5’10 220back that loves contact. Best of luck Penny hope to see number 20 up the sideline a few more times!

  3. Seattle would be smart to target a running back by the end of the 4th. Penny most certainly won’t be available til some point in October and Carson is up for a new contract. The revolving door of injuries at running back has really hampered the Seahawks all the way back starting with Lynch’s sports hernia and Rawls breaking his leg.

  4. That is great and I hope he recovers with no issues. Having said that, we NEED to draft the next Chris Carson, Marshawn Lynch etc….

  5. Pete the Cheatin’ Cheerleader Carroll. Never has there been anyone that oversells his players like he can.

  6. ehsguy72 says:
    February 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm
    Pete the Cheatin’ Cheerleader Carroll. Never has there been anyone that oversells his players like he can.

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    Rex Sweet Feet Ryan or Johnnie Cheatbaugh were always really good at it.

  7. fumblenuts says:
    February 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm
    That is great and I hope he recovers with no issues. Having said that, we NEED to draft the next Chris Carson, Marshawn Lynch etc….

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    They did that, that is Rashaad Penny…would be sheer lunacy to commit that kind of draft capital after spending a 1st on Penny showing the ability to find guys like Rawls, Carson, Homer etc as UDFA or late-round picks.

    Hawks need to beef up their pass rush and secondary. Maybe a versatile offensive lineman who can provide depth especially at center.

  8. They need him bad because the 35 million dollar dude has shown that he needs a good running attack to function. With both Penny and Carson hurt, the Seattle offense sputtered.

  9. If you watched him before the injury he was slow, overweight and average at best. He’s talented but not sure how committed he is to being great.

  10. They may need to draft a running back (signing a free agent is probably not what Penny-pinching Mode has the stomach for) because Chris Carson is also recovering from a hip injury. THe last pricey running back they signed as free agent, Eddie Lacy ate himself out of the league.

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