Recovering from a dislocated finger, Carson started the week limited before quickly upgrading to full participation. It's possible the Seahawks reduce his pass-catching work in Monday's game against Minnesota, but he should be fine to handle his usual role as the lead ballcarrier.
Carson (finger) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
In a Week 13 win against the 49ers, Carson earned his third-highest offensive snap share (58.3 percent) in a given game this season, leading fellow running backs Rashaad Penny (20.7) and Mike Davis (17.2). While he racked up 100-plus yards from scrimmage (108, to be exact) for the fourth time in 10 contests, Carson emerged with a dislocated finger. His ability to practice Thursday bodes well for his availability for Monday's game versus the Vikings, but he may take a step back as a pass catcher due to the injured appendage.
Carson expects to be fine after dislocating his finger in Sunday's 43-16 win over the 49ers, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Carson was deemed questionable to return when he left for the locker room midway through the fourth quarter of a blowout victory. The Seahawks had no incentive to bring him back, instead letting Carson finish with 13 carries for 69 yards and three receptions for 39 yards on four targets. The injury shouldn't impact his availability for Week 14 against Minnesota, but it could open up a bit more pass-catching work for Mike Davis or Rashaad Penny. Coach Pete Carroll said Carson is expected to be fine, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Carson gets an extra day to recover with the Seahawks playing on Monday in Week 14.
Carson left Sunday's game against San Francisco in the fourth quarter to have x-rays on a finger injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.
Nursing a 21-point lead late in the contest, Seattle almost certainly will hold Carson out for the rest of the game, even though he's been deemed questionable to return. He'll finish with 13 carries for 69 yards and three catches for 39 yards on four targets, while Rashaad Penny scored the lone rushing touchdown and piled up 65 yards on seven carries. The rookie is making his case for a larger share of the workload, but Carson has done more than enough to retain the lead role unless his finger injury turns out to be severe. The Seahawks will host the Vikings on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
Carson rushed 16 times for 55 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He also caught both targets for eight yards.
Carson didn't have a flashy game with just 3.4 yards per carry and a long rush of 16 yards, but he punched in a one-yard score late in the second quarter to tie the game. The second-year pro was a clear leader in Seattle's backfield over rookie Rashaad Penny and Mike Davis, who combined for just eight carries for 18 yards. Carson will look to get the motor turning in Week 13 against a tough 49ers' run defense.
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