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Surgery For Tre Brown & Other Seahawks Injury Updates

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll provided injury updates a day after his team’s Week 11 loss to the Cardinals.


A day after Tre Brown left the game with a knee injury, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that the rookie cornerback will need surgery to repair the patellar tendon injury.

"He's getting all the opinions and all that so that he can get back and get ready to roll, the sooner the better to get him operated on," Carroll said.

Asked later to confirm that Brown's promising rookie campaign was over, Carroll said, "It looks like surgery is imminent, so yeah, he would be (done for the year)."

As for other injuries from Sunday's game, Carroll said right tackle Brandon Shell was battling a sore shoulder that he had coming into the game, which led to him coming out of the game late.

"Brandon's shoulder just was bothering him through the course of the game, so later on in the game we just thought it'd be good to get him out," he said. "It's a shoulder that he's been working with."

Running back Rashaad Penny, who was injured on his first carry of the game, has, "a slight hamstring we've got to deal with," Carroll said. "We don't know how extensive it will be. It's not a bad injury, but there's something there, so we've just got to make sure we take care of him and see what happens."

Cornerback D.J. Reed, who missed Sunday's game with groin and knee injuries, isn't seriously injured, hence being listed as questionable on Friday's injury report, but his status for this week is not yet known.

"I don't know anything about the updates on D.J. at this point," Carroll said. "We'll surely look to get him back soon. He did not have a severe injury, but he did have a setback."

With Reed out, Sidney Jones IV returned to the starting lineup, and figures to stay there now with Brown out. Carroll said of Jones' performance, "Sidney did a nice job yesterday, played a good football game. Made some nice plays and came through for us in some nice spots."

Bless Austin saw his first defensive snaps of the season on Sunday, taking over at right corner after Brown's injury, and Carroll said Austin was, "pretty solid for his first time out."

Carroll was also asked about running back Chris Carson, who is out for the season and will soon have surgery on his injured neck.

"It's going to be a little bit before he does (the surgery), but from what I understand, he's got a disc issue that needs to be fused, so that's a surgery that can get him back somewhere late in spring is what I've heard," Carroll said. "So we'll see what happens on that."

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