The Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday returned to the practice field from one of their two rest days this week as they prepare for the Atlanta Falcons next Monday at CenturyLink Field. Before tomorrow’s second off day, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shared the following injury updates with the media:
- As previously announced on Tuesday, the Seahawks placed running back C.J. Prosise on Injured Reserve due to a high-ankle sprain and promoted running back Mike Davis from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Carroll said during his press conference that they want to give Prosise some time to heal and that he could return if the Seahawks make a postseason run. “Well it’s going to take some weeks,” Carroll said regarding the decision to put Prosise on IR. “He just had a sprain like this and it’s very similar, so we have a timeframe there in mind. The timeframe is like a six-week timeframe right now ... C.J. is a marvelous player and he just has not be able to stay healthy so we’re going to give him the time to get well and heal it up.”
- Carroll said Davis has been one of the team’s favorites since training camp and they’re excited to see what he can bring to the running game in the regular season following a good showing in August. “Mike has really been one of our favorites dating all the way back to camp,” Carroll said. “He had a really good offseason and a really good camp with us and good preseason … he can catch the football, he’s contributed on special teams for us. So we see a little bit of well-roundedness in him and he’s real competitive, he’s really hungry to go. He’s been with us all year so the transition is seamless, and we’re looking forward to seeing what he brings.”
- Although it’s unclear how far rookie running back Chris Carson is in his rehab from a broken leg injury he suffered against Indianapolis in Week 4, Carroll said Tuesday that Carson has a chance to return to the team this season. It’s going to be a close battle between him and Prosise for who returns to the team first. “He’ll be racing — and I say this with all optimism — with Chris Carson (to) see who comes back first,” Carroll said of Prosise. “We’ll see what happens down the road.” Added Carroll regarding Carson’s progress: “He just looks good working out and I’m pretty optimistic about him. I’m hoping he can make it back and finish some football this year. I’m looking at it about the same as C.J.”
- Carroll said Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor, who left last Thursday’s win in Arizona with stingers, will be getting further tests done this week and they won’t know much regarding his status until later on. “Kam’s seeing some doctors to make sure about his neck,” Carroll said. “He got stingers in the game and we want to make sure that he’s OK. It’ll be a couple of days before we know.”
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