Carson rushed 17 times for 83 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 27-24 win over the Packers.
Carson returned from a hip injury, and he fumbled the ball on his first carry. The second-year pro bounced back, though, with more rushes than both Rashaad Penny (eight) and Mike Davis (four) combined. The Seahawks played from behind for most of the contest but Carson still managed a worthy workload despite not receiving a target. He'll get extra rest ahead of Week 12's contest versus the Panthers, who rank ninth in the league with 99.0 rushing yards allowed per game.
Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimeer said Carson (hip) will get the start in Thursday's game against the Packers, ESPN.com's Brady Henderson reports.
Carson returned to full practice participation Tuesday and doesn't have a game designation on the final injury report, per Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle. He'll surely lose touches to some combination of Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny, but there's still a reasonable ceiling to be had in an offense that leads the NFL in run play rate (51.1 percent). Carson returns from a one-game absence to face a Packers defense ranked 21st in yards allowed per carry (4.5) and 22nd in rushing yards allowed per game (120.9).
Carson was a limited participant at Monday's walkthrough, although coach Pete Carroll did indicate the running back would be available for Thursday's game. The 24-year-old was unable to suit up for Sunday's loss to the Rams due to the left hip issue, but barring a setback Wednesday appears ready to take on a Packers defense that allows 120.9 rushing yards per game and 4.5 yards per carry, both of which rank in the bottom half of the league.
After declining to say much about Carson earlier Monday, coach Pete Carroll later told Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times that the running back "will be ready" for Thursday's contest against the Packers. The change in Carroll's tone may have been influenced by Carson's potential participation in practice, as intimated by the Seahawks' estimated injury report. Carson has two more practices this week to prove that his left hip is healthy enough to rejoin Mike Davis and Rashaad Penny out of the backfield.
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Carson (hip) "will be ready" for Thursday's game against the Packers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Earlier Monday, Carroll wouldn't elaborate on Carson's health, so the running back may have impressed someone in the organization with his recovery from a hip injury, whether it was a member the coaching, training or medical staffs. As a result, Carson's listing on Monday's injury report will be of interest as the Seahawks prepare to bounce back from Sunday's loss to the Rams. If he returns, it's difficult to predict where he would stand in the backfield, though, behind Mike Davis and Week 10 stud Rashaad Penny.
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