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Seahawks dealt concerning update on Chris Carson ahead of Week 6 clash with Steelers

Seattle Seahawks, Chris Carson

The injury woes have continued to pile up on the Seattle Seahawks at this stage in the season.

On Friday, the Seahawks officially placed quarterback Russell Wilson on injured reserve due to his finger injury, which will see him miss his team’s upcoming three games. Later in the day, Seattle also elected to list running back Chris Carson on injured reserve due to his neck injury, as noted by the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Carson has not featured for the Seahawks since their Week 4 road win against the San Francisco 49ers. He missed practice on Thursday and Friday of last week due to his lingering neck injury and while he was initially listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Los Angeles Rams, he was held out of the contest in the end.

Carson missed all three of Seattle’s scheduled practice sessions this week ahead of the key road clash against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ahead of the Seahawks’ move to place Carson on injured reserve, head coach Pete Carroll noted during a press conference on Friday that the team is remaining patient with his injury.

“It’s better for us to get him back and make sure that we don’t rush it back, and so we’re going to just take this time,” Carroll said. “It is a delicate thing.

“He’s got something going on in his neck, so we’ve got to make sure that we do it really well, so we’re going to take care of him. This just seems like the right decision.”

For the moment, the Seahawks will once again call on Alex Collins to be their main feature back in Carson’s absence. He is just coming off of the 72 yards from scrimmage outing against the Rams.

At the least, Seattle could soon receive promising news out at the running back position, as Rashaad Penny will be eligible to come off injured reserve next week. Carroll noted that Penny is on track to make his return to action “barring any setbacks.”

For now, quarterback Geno Smith and Collins will look to lead Seattle’s offense against the Steelers in Week 6.