After a 72-yard touchdown run, C.J. Prosise left the Eagles-Seahawks game in the first half and did not return. Pete Carroll revealed the rookie running back won’t be returning to action for a bit for a Seattle team that now has a shortage of running backs.
The seventh-year Seahawks coach said postgame, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times (on Twitter) the emerging performer’s progress will stall due to a scapula injury which will keep Prosise out a while. Carroll added he expects Prosise to return before the end of the season, per Condotta (via Twitter).
Seattle cut Christine Michael earlier this week and observed Green Bay claim the Seahawks’ leading rusher this season, although Michael won’t play tonight against Washington. The Seahawks, though, are down to Thomas Rawls, rookie Alex Collins and Troymaine Pope, who left Sunday with a high-ankle sprain. Carroll noted Collins will be needed next week (Twitter link, via Condotta).
The Seahawks, who also cut C.J. Spiller this year after employing him briefly, received quality production from Prosise the past two weeks prior to the shoulder malady. The Notre Dame product gained 233 yards on 27 touches in that span, totaling 81 on six against the Eagles.
Rawls has missed most of the season due to a fractured fibula after seeing his rookie campaign wrap up early because of a broken ankle. He took 14 handoffs today, gaining 57 yards, and will probably be asked to handle more work now that Prosise and Michael are out of the picture.
Despite being comfortably ahead in the NFC West now, the Seahawks entered Sunday ranking 30th in the league with 77.7 rushing yards per game. Since their run of playoff appearances began in 2012, the team has not finished outside the top four in rushing in a season.
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