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Seahawks Get Update on Chris Carson Injury

Devon Platana
The Seattle Seahawks have gotten an update on RB Chris Carson's injury.
The Seattle Seahawks have gotten an update on RB Chris Carson's injury. / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

The Seattle Seahawks were given a scare earlier this week when it was revealed that running back Chris Carson had been dealing with a neck injury. Although he was a game-time decision before Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, he was held out of the contest, leaving his Week 6 availability in question.

On Friday, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll provided an update on Carson's injury. He told reporters that the running back is "day-to-day" and isn't ruling out a Week 6 appearance against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On one hand, it's a relief that Carson could be back sooner than later. On the other, his Week 6 status is still up in the air.

Chris Carson Injury Update

Carroll added that one of the reasons why Carson was inactive on Thursday was because of the short turnaround between games. The Seahawks don't play again until Oct. 17, so it'll be interesting to see just how the fourth-year back progresses by then.

Carson has carried the ball 54 times for Seattle this season, tallying 232 rushing yards and three touchdowns. If he misses more time, the Seahawks will continue using Alex Collins in his place.

The former 2016 fifth-round pick played 71% of the Seahawks' offensive snaps on Thursday. He ended up finishing the game with 47 rushing yards on 15 attempts and caught two passes for another 25 yards.

With Seattle losing quarterback Russell Wilson for the next few weeks due to a finger injury, getting Carson back as soon as possible would be helpful to getting things back on track. After a 2-3 start to the year, the Seahawks currently have +5500 odds (T-15th) to win Super Bowl 56, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.