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The Neck Surgery Hardware of Chris Carson Has Been Revealed

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Chris Carson, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, is still out with a neck injury.

Running back Chris Carson, who missed the entire 2021 season due to a neck injury, is still on the shelf for the Seattle Seahawks. Recent images of Carson’s surgery at the end of last year don’t give us much hope for a quick recovery.

Carson only played four games in 2021 before undergoing neck surgery and being sidelined for the rest of the year. Professor A sports medicine physician, Jesse Morse, tweeted a photo of the hardware in Carson’s neck from the surgery that has kept him out for so long.

The 27-year-old running back told Heavy that he still wants to play football once he’s fully recovered, but it’s unclear if he’ll be cleared medically before the 2022 season begins.

Pete Carroll’s Latest Comments on Carson’s Health

Pete Carroll, the Seahawks’ head coach, has been asked several times about Carson’s status and whether he will be able to return to the team. Carroll’s most recent remarks sounded pessimistic at best.

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“We came here about a week ago and had a great opportunity to hang out with him and feel him,” Carroll told reporters at minicamp. “He’s concerned because he wants to play and he loves the game, and he’s a worker, so he wants to work and push and all that, and there were some things he was still a little but restrained to do so he wasn’t quite ready to do everything at that time.” It’s just that he’s having a difficult time with it.”

Prior to his injury, Carson had established himself as a tough and physical running back, and as a seventh-round pick, he was one of Seattle general manager John Schneider’s best buys. Carson rushed for 2,381 yards and 16 touchdowns in his first two seasons as the team’s full-time starting running back.

Seahawks Are Still in Good Shape at Running Back

Even if Carson is unable to play in 2022, the Seahawks still have some solid running back options, as well as a pair of rookie offensive tackles in Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas who can help pave the way in the running game.

At least until the start of the 2022 season, former first-round pick Rashaad Penny will be the likely starter. In 2021, he made his debut as the team’s starting running back, putting up career-high numbers of 119 rushing attempts, 749 yards, and six touchdowns on the ground.

Whenever Penny has been able to get on the field, he has been a productive runner. Last season, he averaged 6.3 yards per carry, with a career average of 5.6 yards.

Kenneth Walker III, a rookie running back, will be hoping to get some playing time in his first season. In his first and only season with the Michigan State Spartans, Walker made a big splash in college football. He was named the national running back of the year after rushing for 1,636 yards and 18 touchdowns on 6.2 yards per carry.

The Seahawks may not have Carson in 2022, but Walker and Penny provide the team with a pair of talented running backs to share the load.

 

Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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