The Seattle Seahawks have placed starting running back Chris Carson on injured reserve with a neck injury. Carson failed to practice this week and his neck injury continued to bother him. Shortly after ruling him out in Sunday’s Week 6 matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night Football, the team also announced he had been placed on injured reserve. He will have to miss at least three weeks of action now that he has been placed on the injured reserve list. Quarterback Russell Wilson was also placed on injured reserve with his finger injury.
Seahawks ruled out QB Russell Wilson and RB Chris Carson for Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 15, 2021
And another one: the Seahawks have now placed RB Chris Carson on IR, meaning he’s out until at least until Week 10.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 15, 2021
The Seahawks offense is down two of their most important playmakers with a 2-3 record on the season. Things look bleak for the team moving forward. Quarterback Geno Smith and running back Alex Collins will take over for Russell Wilson and Chris Carson respectively. After Sunday Night Football against the Steelers, the team has games against the New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars, and a bye week in Week 9.
Chris Carson is a GROWN MAN ?
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 12, 2021
If healthy, Chris Carson would be eligible to return in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. Russell Wilson would also be eligible to return, but he is already expected to miss more than three weeks with his injury. The Seahawks will need to win a least a couple of games in their absence to keep their playoff hopes alive. We here at Def Pen Sports hope to see Carson and Wilson healthy and back on the field as soon as possible.