One of the main reasons why the Seattle Seahawks fell short to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round was the number of key injuries they had at the running back position. However, head coach Pete Carroll believes that Chris Carson, one of his injured running backs, will come back next season with a purpose.
According to Liz Matthews of Seahawks Wire, Carroll and the entire coaching staff are hopeful that Carson will be able to come back in full strength by the time training camp starts as he doesn't have to undergo surgery. While he has six-seven months of recovery to go through to get his hip back to full strength, they're hopeful that he'll be able to come back stronger than ever.
“We’re optimistic, more-so about Chris because Chris doesn’t have to do any rehab right now,” Carroll said Monday. “He’s not having surgery and all that. He’s just got to get through it and stay off it for a while. He’s a fantastic workout warrior. He’ll come roaring back.
During the 15 games he played this season, Carson was an unstoppable force on the run. The Seahawks back finished with 1,230 yards, the highest in his career. If he didn't injure his hip, he would have easily beaten the tally of seven touchdowns that he made last year.
Besides Carson, Rashaad Penny and CJ Prosise were also hit with injury. The Seahawks were forced to bring back Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin to fill in at the position. While they played well, their efforts weren't enough as they fell short to the Packers, 28-23.