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Seahawks RB Chris Carson looks likely to return vs. Packers

Chris Carson has taken over the starting running back role for the Seattle Seahawks this season, but was forced to miss the team’s Week 10 game against the Los Angeles Rams due to a hip injury. Despite missing the game against the Rams, it appears that Carson is close to being ready to return to game action.

According to a report from Brady Henderson of ESPN, Carson is expected to play Thursday night in a huge game against the Green Bay Packers. The game could end up having major playoff implications for both teams.

Pete Carroll talked about having Carson back on the field and what it will mean for the offense on Thursday.

“Yeah, yeah. But when everybody’s healthy, not everybody is going to get the ball a lot. It’s just the way it goes. So we’ll figure that out. You’ll see how it comes together, but we think Chris is going to be healthy this week. He’ll be excited to get back out there, too. It’s a good group. It’s a good problem. It’s not a great problem for the running backs, but it’s good for us, and we’ll try to make the most of it.”

In other words, Carson’s return is going to mean that other players don’t get as much playing time as they would like. Seattle has quite a few talented running backs that they have to try to divide carries between.

Carson has played in seven games this season with the Seahawks. He has carried the football 111 times for 497 yards and two touchdowns. Those numbers may not look amazing, but they have earned him the top dog role in the backfield.

At 24 years old, there is no denying the talent that Carson brings to the field. Seattle will need their offense clicking on all cylinders this week against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Green Bay doesn’t have a great defense, but they are much more talented than they have been in recent years.

Expect to see Carson play against the Packers. Don’t be surprised if he starts at running back once again for Seattle.