Sunday the Seattle Seahawks won a thriller of a game with a late defensive stop. In Week 2 it was a goal line stop of Cam Newton that propelled the Hawks to a 35-30 win over the New England Patriots, and in Week 3 it was Ryan Neal with an interception in the end zone to seal a 38-31 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
In addition, just as the victory against the Patriots, the Sunday win over Dallas could prove costly for Seattle. The number of players who left the game with injuries is lengthy, including Jamal Adams, Mike Iupati, Damien Lewis, Jordyn Brooks and Chris Carson. Carson, of course, was injured when Cowboys DT Trysten Hill intentionally twisted his knee after a late tackle, but the news on Carson Monday morning was much better than one might think in the initial aftermath of the injury.
#Seahawks RB Chris Carson is believed to have suffered just a knee sprain Sunday, source said, one that should have him back on the field shortly — pending today’s MRI. Meanwhile, #Cowboys DT Trysten Hill will likely be fined, but not suspended, for rolling with Carson’s leg.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 28, 2020
Obviously, the results of the MRI will be crucial, but the fact that he is expected to be back on the field shortly is very good news. The fact that Hill will not face a suspension for intentionally attempting to injury Carson seems strange, but is par for the course for Roger Goodell and the league office.
In any case, with so many names on which fans are awaiting injury updates Monday, at least the first update of the day appears to be good news.
Update: An MRI on Monday confirmed Carson suffered just a minor knee sprain and all of his ligaments are intact. Carson could be available to play in Week 4, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.