It seems as if every time the Seattle Seahawks play the Arizona Cardinals, they have some serious injury that seriously damages the rest of the season. It was Tyler Lockett in 2016, Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in 2017, Will Dissly in 2018, and now you can add Chris Carson to the list in 2019.
The stalwart, tough-running Seahawks running back suffered a hip injury in the 1st half in the team’s limp 27-13 home loss against the Arizona Cardinals. He missed the entire 2nd half, along with C.J. Prosise, and rookie Travis Homer was the guy for the final 30 minutes.
Pete Carroll confirmed that Prosise’s arm was broken by Budda Baker and his season is over — a fitting end in all likelihood to Prosise’s injury-riddled Seahawks career — but of greater importance is the bad news concerning Carson. Carroll said Carson’s injury was similar to that of Lano Hill, who cracked his hip last year against Arizona (of course) and missed the rest of the season. While it’s not confirmed, it looks like Carson’s season is over.
Seattle is inevitably going to look for running backs thanks to this awful news, as Homer is now the only healthy RB. It was only a few weeks ago that we were hyped for the Carson-Rashaad Penny duo, now the top three names on the depth chart all have serious injuries.
Another major concern is that left tackle Duane Brown will undergo knee surgery that will put him out of next week’s NFC West title game against the San Francisco 49ers. Brown was downgraded from questionable to out on Saturday, and now the news has gotten that much worse.
Carroll clarifies Brown could be back later in playoffs. But out for sure next week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 23, 2019
Pete Carroll said Chris Carson (hip) is out for Week 17 and doctors believe he may be out for the season. C.J. Prosise broke his arm. Duane Brown will have surgery tomorrow and has a chance to return in the playoffs. Massive blows.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) December 23, 2019
We haven’t even addressed the statuses of Shaquill Griffin, Jadeveon Clowney, and Quandre Diggs, none of whom played on Sunday and we don’t know if they’ll play next week either.
There’s not much else to say. Losing to Arizona is one thing as it made no impact on their chances of winning the NFC West (but it killed off the #1 seed chances in all likelihood). Losing Carson and Brown is absolutely devastating, especially when you saw Jamarco Jones get predictably worked by Chandler Jones to the tune of four sacks allowed.
The Seahawks hoped to get stronger entering the playoffs. Instead they have been blown out twice in three weeks and the injuries are piling up.