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Rashaad Penny's Calf Strain & Other Injury Seahawks Updates From Pete Carroll 

Rashaad Penny’s Calf Strain & Other Injury Seahawks Updates From Pete Carroll 


Injury updates from Seahawks coach Pete Carroll following his team's Week 1 win over the Colts.

The Seahawks returned home from Indianapolis with an impressive season-opening victory, but they did lose a few players to injury in that 28-16 win.

Running back Rashaad Penny left the game early with a calf injury, and Carroll indicated he will likely miss at least this week's game against the Titans. The Seahawks do have good depth at running back if Penny does miss time with DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer and Alex Collins all available behind Chris Carson. Collins was inactive against the Colts with everyone healthy—Dallas and Homer both play big roles on special teams—but if Penny misses time Collins very well could slide into the No. 2 role behind Carson.

"He's got a calf strain, so it'll take us a bit to figure out what the return would be on that," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Penny. "He ran really well when he ran the other night, so we're going to miss him, it looks like this week, we won't know. We'll let you know how that goes. But Alex is ready to go, and both Homer and DeeJay, they're ready to go too, so we're in good shape. We had four running backs up this week, so we're in pretty good shape at the position. Unfortunately, if it takes him a couple weeks, then we'll figure out how to handle that."

The Seahawks had two receivers, Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart, leave the game with concussions, and as is always the case with that injury, their status won't be known until later the week as they go through the league's concussion protocol.

"It's going to take a couple of days to get it done," Carroll said. "They're not the same, they're individual cases and we'll treat them, of course, individually, but there's a timeframe sequence they have to follow to make it back. So nothing to make a prediction about right now other than we'll see what happens."

Center Ethan Pocic, who played a few series in a rotation with starter Kyle Fuller, left the game in the second half with a knee injury.

"He's got a sprained knee, and we'll have to wait and see how serious it is," Carroll said.

The Seattle Seahawks take on the Colts in their first game of the 2021 season at Lucas Oil Stadium. This album will be updated throughout the game. Game Action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.

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