The Seattle Seahawks were dealt another blow to their running back depth on Tuesday, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported J.D. McKissic is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a Jones’ fracture in his foot.
Seahawks’ RB J.D. McKissic suffered a Jones’ fracture in his foot and is expected to be sidelined 4-6 weeks, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 21, 2018
McKissic, along with C.J. Prosise, was expected to handle the passing down duties as the Seahawks entered the 2018 season with outstanding depth at the position. With Penny’s finger injury and now McKissic’s foot injury, that depth is severely depleted.
During Saturday night’s loss in L.A. against the Chargers, McKissic saw snaps on special teams into the fourth quarter. Tuesday was the team’s first practice since the second game of the preseason, so it’s likely the injury occurred then. KJR’s Curtis Crabtree speculated as much, since no injury was reported following Seattle’s game against Los Angeles.
If McKissic’s injury does in fact sideline him for 4-6 weeks, it would almost certainly assure Prosise of a third season on the 53-man roster. Mike Davis, who saw the two-minute drill reps to end the first half on Saturday, would also see his chances of making the roster improve.
When news of McKissic’s injury was first reported, Pete Carroll had already spoken to media for the day. Any update on McKissic’s health, and how the injury occurred, is likely to come on Wednesday.
Update: The Athletic Seattle’s Michael-Shawn Dugar shared his account of the play he believes McKissic was injured on:
Oh wow. I think saw the play it happened on too. Didn’t look like much. Don’t even think JD had the ball. Looked like he was running a route, then he kind of limped off, had the trainers look at his foot, then that was it. https://t.co/Hnpc5UPcX1— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) August 21, 2018