Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny will miss the remainder of the season, according to Seattle head coach Pete Carroll (Twitter link via Brady Henderson of ESPN.com). Penny injured his ACL during the Seahawks’ loss to the Rams Sunday night, and while Carroll has not yet been made aware of Penny’s MRI results, the team doctors could tell it was a significant injury.
It’s a difficult blow for Penny, who was finally starting to get the touches he probably expected when the Seahawks selected him in the first round of the 2018 draft. After getting just 85 carries in his rookie season and 36 through the first ten weeks of the 2019 season — though he did miss three games this year with a hamstring injury — Penny got 14 totes for 129 yards and a score against the Eagles in Week 12 and 15 rushes for 79 yards in Week 13. Seattle won both games.
As Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times notes, the Seahawks were planning on a timeshare at running back between Penny and Chris Carson. That was shaping up as a pretty formidable 1-2 punch, but now the team will need to rely more heavily on Carson, just as it did earlier in the season.
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