Seahawks coach Pete Carroll fears Chris Carson is out for the rest of the season after the team suffered a 27-13 loss to the Cardinals.
Carson injured his hip in the second quarter of Sunday’s competition, while C.J. Prosise – who went up after Rashaad Penny’s injury in Week 14 – sustained a broken hand in a further blow for the Seahawks. It means Seattle’s exhausted has only one running back in the form of rookie Travis Homer for next week’s rivalry with the San Francisco 49ers.
Carson’s loss will be particularly pronounced as he has rushed for a career-high 1,230 yards this season and, while not yet final, Carroll is not optimistic he will feature in the postseason.
“We both had our running backs hit,” Carroll said. Johnny [GM John Schneider] has to get to work and figure out what to do next.
“This was a lot of play for Homer who had to play on his own, so obviously we’re going to make some moves here and make some things out.”
Receiving Carson’s injury, Carroll said it was similar to the one that ended Lano Hill’s campaign towards the end of last season.
“He did something on his hip, it’s a similar injury to what Lano Hill had,” he added.
“I do not have this for sure [confirmation that he is out for the season] but our documents tell us yes, it looks like this and we will get the final tests tomorrow [Monday].”
The Cardinals suffered an injury problem of their own after starting quarterback Kyler Murray went away in the third quarter with a hamstring problem.
Lets Murray question the Cards’ trip to the Los Angeles Rams next week.
“I can’t say yet, we’ll see [Monday],” coach Kliff Kingsbury told Arizona Sports Radio 98.7 FM. “We just wanted to make sure that if he was out there he could play at the level he can play and we didn’t want to put him in harm’s way.”
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