The Seattle Seahawks Could Have An Issue At Running Back After Latest Injury News


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It wasn’t that long ago that the Seattle Seahawks backfield was one of the most crowded backfields in football.

They exited the 2021 season with Chris Carson still on the roster and possibly returning from the neck injury that cost him most of the season and with Rashaad Penny having impressed in a big way at the end of the season. Then they added Kenneth Walker to the mix in the second round of the draft.

Unfortunately, injuries look like they could be an issue for the Seahawks’ backfield again.

Carson ended up retiring because of that neck injury. Then Rashaad Penny was once again injured in training camp. Penny returned from his injury today, but now it seems that Walker is dealing with an injury.

Walker missed practice today and, according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, it’s because he’s “got a little hernia thing”.

Carroll also added that the focus right now is just to make sure he’s okay by Week 1.

For now, it appears that Rashaad Penny is the healthiest Seahawks running back who could actually be in line for the starting job, which is troubling given his injury history. After 4 seasons in the NFL, Penny has only been able to appear in 37 games because of a variety of injuries.

The Seattle Seahawks will have to hope that Kenneth Walker is actually able to return in time for the start of the season or they could be headed for a repeat of last year where they had 6 different running backs carry the ball and even turned to Alex Collins and Adrian Peterson to start games.

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