Chris Carson’s availability appears to be bleak for the Seahawks.
Chris Carson, the Seattle Seahawks’ running back, hasn’t played since a Week 4 victory over the San Francisco 49ers due to a lingering neck injury.
According to the latest update from head coach Pete Carroll, this situation is unlikely to change.
On Wednesday, November 17, Carroll met with members of the media to discuss the upcoming game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Carson will not return to practice and will remain on Injured Reserve, he confirmed during the session.
Carroll didn’t say much, but he did say that Carson hasn’t made as much progress as they had hoped while attempting to return.
He is still dealing with the neck injury that forced him to miss the game against the Los Angeles Rams on October 7th, as well as the following four games.
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Carson started practicing again on November 10th.
The Seahawks expressed optimism about Carson’s return to action following the bye week.
On November 8, Carroll met with the media and stated that the running back would be subjected to more tests before returning to practice.
On November 10, the Seahawks announced Carson’s return to practice after being placed on Injured Reserve.
The team had 21 days to either activate him to the active roster or shut him down for the rest of the season following this roster move.
“He’s got to get through the week of work, and it’s a one-day-at-a-time thing,” Carroll said, according to the Seahawks website.
“He’ll be beaten up a little tomorrow, but we’ll see how he reacts.”
It’s critical to have a good bead on this one.
He’ll feel fine physically running around and doing all of that because he’s in great shape and has been working extremely hard, so it’ll just be a matter of how he responds — same old thing — and how his body reacts to the workload.”
Carson remained on injured reserve as the Seahawks lost 17-0 to the Packers at Lambeau Field, but he was expected to return before Week 11.
Carroll’s most recent comments, however, cast doubt on his availability for the rest of the season…
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