As injuries continue to pile up all over the league, Seattle Seahawks fans can take one big sigh of relief that one important player in the run game won’t miss much time on the field.
Running back Chris Carson was injured when Cowboys DT Trysten Hill intentionally gator-rolled Carsons’ knee late after a tackle.
Decipher the footage and be the judge for yourself on this matter:
This is one of the dirtiest plays I’ve seen in *any* sport in a long time.— Dakarai Turner (@Dakarai_Turner) September 28, 2020
*This* is how you end someone’s season.
I hope the league punishes (suspends) Trysten Hill swiftly. Thankfully Chris Carson walked off the field under his own power. #SEAvsDAL pic.twitter.com/Wnxj6uciJR
The injury itself looks pretty bad, but thankfully the news on Carson Monday morning was much better than what anyone was expecting.
As reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, an MRI confirmed that Carson only suffered a knee sprain and that all of his ligaments are intact.
He could have a chance of making it back for this week’s game at Miami if all goes well.
Sigh of relief for the #Seahawks: An MRI confirmed RB Chris Carson’s ligaments are intact and it’s just a minor knee sprain, source said. In fact, he’s got a chance to be ready for this week’s game at Miami.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 28, 2020
Carson is lucky the knee sprain didn’t turn into something much worse, as the footage looks more graphic in slow motion.
Well, league offices agree that Hill's actions deserve some type of fine, and per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Hill will most likely be fined. But no suspension is expected.
#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
With the news that Carson could be back sooner than expected, Seahawks fans can take a breather and know that the running game isn’t lost for the remainder of the year, as Carson has been a huge impact in the backfield.
A speedy recovery to Carson and the rest of the Seahawks who are banged up after Sunday’s game.
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