Head coach Pete Carroll didn't provide a timeline for Carson's (neck) return to full speed, Gregg Bell of The News Tribune reports. "We won't know for some time here, and we can't predict it yet. So there is a little bit of uncertainty that we are waiting on," Carroll said. The Seahawks' decision to draft running back Kenneth Walker in the second round (41st overall) of the NFL Draft after already signing Rashaad Penny to a one-year deal should make us more wary of Carson's health than any of Carroll's press conference. Carson is still recovering from November neck surgery, and he wasn't guaranteed the starting role even before the draft. The 27-year-old simply can't match the explosiveness of Penny or Walker, so if he's able to make a return, his impact for fantasy is suspect.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Thursday that he has no new update on Carson, who had surgery on his neck in November, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports. Reports last fall/winter suggested Carson's neck injury could be career-threatening, and while the Seahawks haven't used those terms, Carroll did say there's not much the team can do for now besides wait and see what happens. They re-signed Rashaad Penny in March after his big finish to the 2021 campaign, potentially setting up a committee if Carson is able to play again. It doesn't sound like the 27-year-old running back will be cleared to practice anytime soon.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he expects Carson (neck) to be ready for training camp, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Carson played just four games this season before suffering a neck injury, which he attempted to return from before undergoing season-ending surgery in November. Carroll is notoriously optimistic about his player's injuries, and neck injuries tend to be tricky, so we should take his report with a grain of salt. If Carson does return for training camp, he may have to settle for a backup role to Rashaad Penny, who rushed for 671 yards (7.3 YPC) and six touchdowns over the final five games this season. It's worth noting that Carson will be 28 years old in September. The Seahawks would save $3.25 million against the salary cap if they cut him, as well.
Carson is slated to undergo disc fusion surgery on his neck and should be healthy "late in the spring," Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle on Monday. The news confirms Carson's season is over after the running back struggled to recover from neck soreness that first surfaced Week 5. Carroll's comments indicate Carson should complete his recovery from the procedure in time for at least part of the offseason program, but it'll be interesting to see the composition of the Seahawks backfield following free agency and the draft. Carson currently is under contract through 2023, while Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas have deals through 2022 and 2023, respectively. While Carson remains sidelined, Seattle will continue to roll with Alex Collins as its lead ballcarrier.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Carson (neck) will soon have season-ending surgery, though Carroll is confident the running back will return in 2022, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports. The possibility of season-ending surgery has loomed for a few weeks now, if not longer, though for a couple days Carson appeared as though he might make it back for a Week 10 game against the Packers. He returned to practice last Wednesday and Thursday, but he then was held out Friday and kept on injured reserve for the eventual loss in Green Bay. Alex Collins has been the lead man for a struggling Seattle running game in Carson's absence, with Travis Homer handling passing downs and Rashaad Penny and DeeJay Dallas hoping to regain roles at some point. Carson was designated to return from IR but will soon be officially made ineligible for the remainder of the season.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/18||@San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|5||10/09||@New Orleans Saints||2||13.18|
|7||10/23||@Los Angeles Chargers||28||20.65|
|8||10/30||New York Giants||26||20.06|
|10||11/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||5||14.00|
|12||11/27||Las Vegas Raiders||25||19.67|
|13||12/04||@Los Angeles Rams||9||14.95|
|15||12/15||San Francisco 49ers||7||14.60|
|16||12/24||@Kansas City Chiefs||10||15.10|
|17||01/01||New York Jets||32||25.65|
|18||01/08||Los Angeles Rams||9||14.95|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||158||714||5||27||194||2||128|