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Rashaad Penny Out For Season With Broken Fibula

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Seattle Sports 710AM that running back Rashaad Penny needs surgery and will be out for the season. 

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny is carted off the field during an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Seattle Sports 710AM that running back Rashaad Penny needs surgery and will be out for the season.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the expected bad news on Rashaad Penny a day after the running back left Sunday's loss in New Orleans with an injury.

During his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports 710AM, Carroll said that Penny's injury, a broken fibula and high ankle sprain, will require surgery and will keep him out for the season.

"It's going to be a haul for him," Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show. "This is what they refer to as a tib-fib incident. He broke his fibula, cracked that, but it's the high-ankle sprain element of it that makes it difficult. There's a particular surgery they do to tighten down those bones. It's going to take a number of months, so he's going to miss the season."

The team is confident that Penny will make a full recovery from the injury, but it's a very unfortunate setback for a player who has dealt with injuries throughout his career, including a torn ACL in 2019 that kept him out for almost all of the 2020 season.

"It's really a heartbreaker for a kid who has really bounced back into the limelight of our program," Carroll said. "He's been through such a long haul, it's really just a heartbreaking loss for him. He's been doing great and everybody can see it, and we've been so excited for him. He's going to miss the rest of this year. He'll come back, he'll be able to play again and all of that. It's a really clear surgery process and all of that, but it just does take a long time."

In other injury news, Carroll also gave an update on Al Woods, who had to leave the game with a knee injury. Prior to the injury, the Louisiana native was having a great game, recording five tackles and a sack.

"He's got inflammation in the patella tendon that's popped up one time before," Carroll said. "It's kind of an aggravation thing. It's likely that he'll be able to manage it. It wasn't an injury as much as it's just kind of an irritation that was too much to play on. He was having the game of his life to start the thing off. He had all the fans, all the family and everything, and he was just getting off like crazy, and it was really exciting and fun for him and all that, but unfortunately he couldn't finish it."

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