Chris Carson out for season with neck injury

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Seahawks running back Chris Carson will not play the rest of the season.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said today that Carson needs neck surgery and will not be able to play the rest of the year. Carroll expressed optimism that Carson will be healthy enough to play in 2022.

When healthy Carson was the Seahawks’ starting running back, but he has played in only four games this season. The Seahawks were hoping his neck would improve without surgery, but it hasn’t.

“He worked as hard as he could at it,” Carroll said. “We look forward to him getting it all taken care of and having a big year next year. . . . He tried like crazy to get it done, but this is so he can play next year.”

The Seahawks have Alex Collins, Travis Homer, DeeJay Dallas and Rashaad Penny at running back with Carson out.

8 responses to “Chris Carson out for season with neck injury

  1. Great talent; not available much. Hard to rely on him to return & the current #1 RD draft RB is even moreover always hurt. I’m not sure anyone on the current RB room will be on the team, much less on the active roster/field next season.

  2. chawk12thman says:
    November 19, 2021 at 5:51 pm
    Great talent; not available much. Hard to rely on him to return & the current #1 RD draft RB is even moreover always hurt. I’m not sure anyone on the current RB room will be on the team, much less on the active roster/field next season.

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    Poor talent, bad coaching, and no prospects for improving through the draft because of the horrific Jamal Adams trade spell many seasons of double digit losses for the 2012’s. That dynasty sure was short lived.

  3. A football player with a neck injury, who has missed more games than he’s played since coming into the league, hope he makes the right decision after his surgery. He has a long life to live, and continuing to play just increases his risk to live with a life of pain, or worse outcome. Might be time to hang’em up Chris!

  4. Great kid and awesome talent… just can’t stay healthy. At least he had more productive seasons than past draft picks at RB, and wasn’t like Rashaad Penny or CJ Prosise who were completely worthless and made of glass. Not bad for a 7th round draft pick. Here’s to hoping we can hit on more late round talent this year, because we’re definitely trading down from the 2nd round for more picks. Hope Carson heals up and can make a good decision for his future. Would love to have him back one more year if he’s able to get healthy, and I wish him well in life if not.

  5. I love Carsons heart… tough runner.

    But, I think he needs to seriously consider hanging up the cleats.

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