Seahawks RB Chris Carson to have season-ending surgery

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The Seahawks are losing the best pure rusher on their roster for the remainder of the season.

According to a report by Ian Rapoport at NFL Network, starting running back Chris Carson is expected to have season-ending surgery on his neck.

Carson was designated for return to practice recently, but he’s still technically on the team’s IR list since he hasn’t been activated. And so, Carson’s 2021 season ends with 232 yards and three touchdowns on 54 attempts.

Coach Pete Carroll just told reporters they’re confident he’ll be back next year.

Former first-round pick Rashaad Penny began the season as the No. 2 running back on the team’s depth chart. However, his year has been a familiar disappointing story as he’s missed six of nine games and has only averaged 1.6 yards per rush.

Penny has been supplanted by Alex Collins, who broke a long streak of games without a 100-yard rusher back in Week 6 but has been hampered by a groin injury ever since. Collins did not participate in practice on Thursday.

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