Seahawks’ Rashaad Penny (knee) out for rest of game vs Rams
At 10-2, the Seahawks are right behind the San Francisco 49ers, who won today to move up to 11-2. Meanwhile, the 7-5 Rams are in line for a Wild Card spot but still have some work to do if they want to actually clinch it.
Now it looks as if the Seahawks have are at a disadvantage though. Running back Rashaad Penny suffered a knee injury early in the game, and has been ruled out for the rest of the contest.
Official announcement that Penny is OUT for the rest of the game. So, Prosise and/or Homer would have to spell Carson.And that obviously means this could be a significant injury for Penny.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 9, 2019
Penny had one reception for 16 yards before the injury, and could have been a pretty big factor in the outcome.
He is the type of player Seattle really could have used against a team like the Rams. A team that will score a lot, and make plays on defense.
It looks even more like the Seahawks would love to have Penny right now. Early in the second quarter, Los Angeles already has a 14-3 lead.
Penny is considered more as Chris Carson’s back up, however, he has legitimate potential. He’s shown that in recent games and is averaging an absurd 5.7 yards per carry on the season. If anything, it’s been injuries that have slowed him down the most this season.
That appears to be the case again. Over the last two games, Rashaad Penny has over 200 rushing yards and three total touchdowns. Now he’s injured during one of the biggest games of the year for Seattle as he’s hitting his stride.
Hopefully the injury is nothing too serious and he can return next week.