Seahawks fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief during their team’s win over Washington, when a scary moment for DK Metcalf turned out OK for the wide receiver.
Rookie running back DeeJay Dallas, however, did not appear to be as lucky when he was rolled up on and had to be carted off with an air cast on his ankle. As it turns out, Dallas’s injury was not as catastrophic as originally feared. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Dallas suffered a grade 3 ankle sprain, considered a serious sprain, which will keep him out for several weeks.
#Seahawks RB DeeJay Dallas suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain, source said, a serious sprain that should knock him out multiple weeks. Not great, but Seattle can withstand it with Rashaad Penny returning and taking on a larger role.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 21, 2020
While it could still be an untimely end to his rookie season, it does feel like a better case scenario than initially feared. As Rapoport added, Dallas’s injury did coincide with a return for Rashaad Penny, so Seattle does retain depth in the backfield. Though Alex Collins has been elevated twice already, he remains on the practice squad and could be promoted to the 53-man roster if needed.
In 12 games as a rookie, Dallas has totaled 108 yards on 34 carries, adding 17 catches for 111 yards through the air and three total touchdowns.