Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is done for the season, but he did get some good news following an MRI. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (on Twitter), the ankle was shown to be “relatively clean,” with “no deltoid or associated issues.”
Penny underwent “tight-rope” surgery earlier this week, requiring his fibula to be plated in order to stabilize the ankle. The running back will ultimately need four months to recover, meaning he’ll have plenty of time to get healthy for next season.
Of course, it remains to be seen if Penny will be playing in Seattle next season, as the running back is set to hit free agency. The former first-round pick has spent his entire five-year career in Seattle, including a 2021 campaign where he collected a career-high 797 yards from scrimmage.
More injury notes from around the NFL…
- We previously heard that Jets offensive tackle Duane Brown was opting for rehab instead of surgery while he nursed his injured shoulder. Rapoport tweets that Brown is actually playing through a torn rotator cuff. The veteran landed on injured reserve right before Week 1 after suffering a shoulder injury in practice, and he made his debut with the Jets this past weekend.
- Micah Hyde is eyeing a significant recovery timeline. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler (on Twitter), the Bills All-Pro safety could take anywhere from six to nine months to return to the field. Hyde recently underwent successful surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck, and he’s already been ruled out for the season.
- 49ers defensive end Jordan Willis is still “a few weeks” away from returning, according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. Willis landed on injured reserve last month with a knee injury. The veteran saw time in 10 games last season for San Francisco, collecting 15 tackles and three sacks.
- Saints wide receiver Deonte Harty suffered a turf toe injury on Sunday, according to Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.football on Twitter. Harty will certainly miss some time, and there’s fear that the injury could be “significant.” Indeed, Rapoport tweets that Harty will get a second opinion, but if nothing changes, he’ll likely miss a few months. After collecting 36 receptions in 2021, Harty only has a pair of catches in four games this season. He’s also returned six kickoffs and three punts.
- Chiefs defensive lineman Tershawn Wharton tore his ACL on Monday night, ending his season. The former undrafted free agent hasn’t missed a game for Kansas City since joining the organization in 2020. In five games this season, Wharton collected eight tackles and one sack.
3 comments on “Injury Updates: Penny, Jets, Bills”
So it’s probably only a matter of time until Brown needs season ending surgery. Hopefully they’ll be able to accumulate some depth before that happens
It’s the jets what do you expect? They seem to always get the short end of the stick when it comes to injuries. Nothing new there. At least the team as a whole seems to give a care this season and plays hard, unlike previous seasons or the last 15 years or so. Give or take a year…they have sucked for too long being a major market team
I guess we could sign Penney for a quarter 2 dimes a nickel and another Penney. I mean is there another RB named Penney we can draft that can finish off the season?
I wonder if these oft injured players took too many supplements to get bigger and the body can’t handle the mass. A few good examples are Steve Emptman and Brian Bostick. They were way to big for their body to handle his strength. Steve was a specimen. He had muscle covered by muscle with a bit more muscle on the side. I bet that guy ended up morbidly obese from the Drs scale. Probably had 2% body fat. By supplements I meant steroids.