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Latest Chris Carson Injury Update is Bad News for Seahawks

Jason Schandl
Chris Carson's latest foot injury update is bad new for the Seattle Seahawks.
Chris Carson's latest foot injury update is bad new for the Seattle Seahawks. / Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson went down with a foot injury during their Week 7 Sunday Night Football loss to the Arizona Cardinals. There were early reports that the injury wasn't too serious, but the MRI results are in, and it's bad news.

Carson has a mid-foot sprain, and he's being considered "week-to-week."

This means Carson will likely miss at least one game, and probably more. A mid-foot injury is a tricky one for a running back too, so this is certainly something that could linger, and which may even limit him when he is back on the field.

This means Seattle will turn to Carlos Hyde, who turned 15 carries into 68 yards and 1 TD on Sunday, as their lead back for the immediate future. Hyde doesn't offer much as a receiver (8 yards on 4 targets last night), so also look for Travis Homer to pick up some additional work on passing downs.

Fortunately for Seattle, Carson hasn't been especially crucial to their success with a shift to a more pass-heavy approach this season. Carson has played over 60% of the team's offensive snaps just once (Week 2), and he hasn't rushed for more than 80 yards in any game.

Even with Carson out, FanDuel Sportsbook has Seattle favored by 3 points at home in their crucial Week 8 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

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