Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise has been out for about two months with a broken scapula (shoulder blade, connects collar bone to arm) with the hope that he might return for the second round of the playoffs, should they make it. Well, the second round of the playoffs begins on Saturday and we’re still not sure if Prosise will be good to go or not.
Prosise is officially listed as Questionable to play the Atlanta Falcons, despite being a full participant in practice on Thursday and Friday.
Being able to participate in every practice drill is much different than being able to play in a game though. Whether or not Prosise can take hits or if they feel comfortable that the scapula won’t break again if it’s not fully healed, would be a separate issue from whether or not Prosise can go full speed, which he probably has been capable of for weeks already. Other questionable tags for the Seahawks this season include:
- Jimmy Graham in Week 1 and Week 4. He played both games but was very limited in Week 1.
- Germain Ifedi in Week 1. He didn’t play.
- Tyler Lockett in Week 3 and Week 8. He played both games.
- Mike Morgan in Week 4 and Week 13. He played both games.
- Prosise in Week 3 and Week 4. He missed both games.
- Bradley Sowell in Week 8. He did not play.
- Nick Vannett in Week 4. He did not play.
In this case, Pete Carroll has 11 questionable tags and they played in six of those instances. So it’s about a 50/50 shot, which questionable tags are supposed to be. The other thing is that if Prosise does play, he may only get a handful of snaps. That could be enough to keep Atlanta on their toes. My gut tells me that he will not play, but perhaps Carroll will roll the dice.
The good news either way is that Prosise is the only person on the injury report. Tony McDaniel and Marcel Reece will both be ready for the game without restrictions.