Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair the season-ending ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
Team Physicians Ed Khalfayan and Nick Seibert repaired a fibula fracture, syndesmotic ligament tear and deltoid ligament tear in a surgery performed at the Seattle Surgery Center. Penny is expected to be on crutches and in a splint or walking boot for six weeks. Penny will miss the rest of the season, but is expected to make a full recovery.
"It's really a heartbreaker for a kid who has really bounced back into the limelight of our program," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday. "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."