The only blight on the Seattle Seahawks Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts were a few untimely injuries. Penny Hart, recently promoted wide receiver from the practice squad, sustained a concussion. He is reportedly practicing today while working through the league concussion protocols, but is alone in his speedy return.
Dee Eskridge (concussion protocol) is away from the team today, Pete Carroll says. Penny Hart (concussion protocol) will practice. Rashaad Penny (calf) will not practice.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 15, 2021
That would seem to indicate that while it was a concussion, it was not as severe as it could have been, with protocol making it extremely rare to return in three days.
Rookie wide receiver Dee Eskridge on the other hand, is not yet able to go. This one hurts especially, as he continues to impress, with two carries and a reception on Sunday. The team has an abundance of receivers to choose from on the practice squad, but nobody enjoyed seeing the rookie go down that hard.
Rashaad Penny is not a surprise. He was on the field for mere minutes in Week 1, before his calf tightened up, according to Pete Carroll. He’s still reported to be out for a few weeks, and Carroll stated on Tuesday that Penny is likely to miss the Week 2 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.