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Seahawks get bad news on Chris Carson’s neck injury

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The Seattle Seahawks could be without their leading rusher Chris Carson when they face the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.

Per Gregg Bell of The News Tribune, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Carson is dealing with a “long-term” neck issue that makes him questionable as they host the Rams. Apparently, the same condition has caused Carson to miss their trainings and has actually failed to practice this week.

It remains to be seen if Carson’s condition will improve, but given the latest update and the amount of practice he has missed, it is safe to assume he would be sidelined when they play at home.

“He has had kind of a long-term, I guess it would be kind of a condition, that he’s dealt with,” Carroll said of Carson’s injury. “And sometimes it flares up, and sometimes it doesn’t. We’ve tested him and MRI’d him and all that kind of stuff, and it’s no different than it’s been. It’s just, obviously, inflamed right now. And so we’ve got to see if it quiets down.”

Chris Carson’s injury is undoubtedly a massive blow to the Seahawks, especially as they try to climb up the NFC West standings. They are currently third at 2-2, behind the undefeated Arizona Cardinals (4-0) and the strong Rams that have only one defeat at 3-1.

The 27-year-old Carson leads the Seahawks in rushing yards with 232 so far, resulting to three touchdowns in four outings. If he has to sit out the game against the Rams, Pete Carroll will have to rely on Russell Wilson, Alex Collins and Freddie Swain to pick up the slack in scoring.