The offense of the Seattle Seahawks took a big hit when the team released Doug Baldwin earlier this month. The end of his time with the Hawks had been rumored since the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville in April, and the fact that the team drafted three wide receivers certainly gave the appearance that the Seahawks were anticipating moving forward without him. Then, at his press conference following the second day of OTAs, head coach Pete Carroll surprised observers with an update on the team’s 2018 breakout offensive start, Chris Carson.
Pete Carroll said Chris Carson "had a little work done" on his knee, should be back in a couple weeks. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) May 21, 2019
Carroll didn’t provide any details on the procedure, but the fact that he is expected back in a couple of weeks is certainly encouraging. Running back is a brutal position, and it would not be unexpected for Carson to have some kind of cleanup done on a knee following the workload he carried during the season.
Thus, while it’s no reason to sound the alarms, the fact that the team’s best wide receiver retired and the best running back had offseason surgery certainly does not generate any reason to celebrate.
In any case, here’s wishing a speedy recovery for Carson, and another story for fans to watch in the coming weeks, as the 2019 season inches closer.