Saturday afternoon the Seattle Seahawks will host the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round of the playoffs in what will be the third matchup between the teams this season. The The teams split the earlier matchups, with the Rams winning 23-16 in Week 10, and then the Seahawks came away with a 20-9 victory in Week 16.
When the teams take the field Saturday it will be for the right to advance to the divisional round of the playoffs and to continue on the quest for a second Lombardi for each of the franchises. Health will likely play a significant factor in how far either team is able to go in the postseason, and Friday the Hawks added one member of the team to the injury report.
.@Seahawks injury update: RB Rashaad Penny has been added to the injury report as Questionable (knee) for tomorrow's game.— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) January 8, 2021
Rashaad Penny getting added to the injury report as Questionable with a knee issue certainly raises an eyebrow, given that he is less than three weeks removed from his first game action since suffering a significant knee injury in December 2019. No details of what exactly the knee issue is for Penny have been disclosed, so it could simply be swelling and irritation of the surgically repaired knee, or it could be a new injury. The former would not be unexpected at this point in his recovery, while the latter would be a frustrating development for a young player just returning from a major injury.
In any case, more on whether to expect to see Penny or not will likely be known later Friday afternoon when the Seahawks make their practice squad elevations for the Wild Card game. If Alex Collins is elevated, then the probability of Penny taking the field would seem low, so check back with Field Gulls, as we will work to keep fans updated on who the team opts to elevate for the Rams game.