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Seahawks Get Exciting News on Latest Kenneth Walker Injury Update

Devon Platana
The Seattle Seahawks have received some exciting news on the latest Kenneth Walker III injury update.
The Seattle Seahawks have received some exciting news on the latest Kenneth Walker III injury update. / AP Photos/Barry Reeger

The Seattle Seahawks were forced to open the 2022 NFL season without exciting rookie running back Kenneth Walker III. The second-round pick from this year's draft has been sidelined due to a preseason hernia procedure, however, things took a positive turn on Wednesday.

Walker was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. While anything can change between now and the weekend, the 21-year-old's full participation is likely a good sign when it comes to his playing status against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

Kenneth Walker Injury Update

If Walker does play on Sunday, it'll be interesting to see how much he plays. The Seahawks' running backs carried the ball 13 times in their Week 1 victory, of which 12 of those carries went to Rashaad Penny. Even if Walker suits up, Penny is likely to see the lion's share until the rookie is more comfortable.

Walker only played in one preseason game and didn't look too amazing. He saw five carries for 19 yards — with his longest being a seven-yard run — and also caught an 11-yard pass for a first down. Nevertheless, his hernia likely prevented him from achieving a better stat line.

Once Walker gets used to NFL action, he and Penny could form a dynamic one-two punch in Seattle's backfield. The Arlington, TN native showed what he was capable of last fall at Wake Forest, racking up 1,636 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns on 263 carries, being named the Walter Camp Player of the Year when all was said and done.

Seahawks vs 49ers Odds

Hopefully, Walker is healthy enough to play in Week 2 because his teammates need his help. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists the Seahawks as clear-cut 8.5-point road underdogs against the 49ers in the NFC West collision.

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