Seattle Seahawks’ Chris Carson to have season-ending neck surgery

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6:41 PM ET

  • Brady HendersonESPN

RENTON, Clean. — Seattle Seahawks jogging again Chris Carson will have time-ending neck operation with the approach to return in 2022.

Coach Pete Carroll announced the news Friday. He expressed self esteem that Carson, Seattle’s major rusher in just about every of the earlier a few seasons, will participate in following 12 months.

“We went as very long as we could and he worked as tricky as he could at it and … right after not getting ready to get it to transpire, to switch all over, this is the greatest option we have received,” Carroll said. “So we will search ahead to him receiving all that taken care of and be completely ready for a major 12 months upcoming year.”

It is really a further blow to the 3-6 Seahawks but not an unexpected a person. Carson’s prospects for a return this yr have been in issue for a even though, and Carroll signaled previously in the 7 days that his period could be around when he hadn’t created the progress Seattle experienced hoped.

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Alex Collins is envisioned to remain Seattle’s starter, a function he has loaded due to the fact Week 5.

Collins (groin) was once more on the damage report this 7 days but is “all set to go” for Sunday’s match against the NFC West-primary Cardinals, according to Carroll. Robust safety Jamal Adams (groin) and cornerback D.J. Reed (groin/knee) are listed as questionable and will be game-time selections, Carroll claimed.

Carson, 27, hasn’t performed considering the fact that his neck started bothering him soon after Seattle’s get more than San Francisco in 7 days 4. He was put on wounded reserve on Oct. 15 and was designated for a return to apply previous week. He practiced very last Wednesday and Thursday but not on Friday. He didn’t apply this 7 days.

“We experienced time, so we took as much time as we could to rest him and then we designed him up to provide him back, and then when he came back again to apply the very first working day, it was not fairly correct,” Carroll claimed Friday. “He practiced again the future day and it just failed to relent. It can be been genuine unpleasant for him. It truly is been bodily uncomfortable for him.”

Carroll described Carson’s injuries as a “minimal place” in one particular of his vertebrae “that is irritating the nerve.” It can be different than the neck injuries that ended the careers of former Seahawks Kam Chancellor and Cliff Avril, Carroll said. He answered in the affirmative when asked if that presents him hope that Carson will return.

It can be unclear how extended Carson’s neck harm has been an issue. Carroll originally described it as an previous affliction that Carson aggravated but explained Friday that it did not trouble him in prior many years.

“He is an avid, avid weightlifter and he places a ton of weight on his shoulders and it’s proper up there,” Carroll said. “Who understands, it could have appear from anywhere. But it’s a don-and-tear type of issue that created. He has not experienced symptoms of it from the earlier.”

Carroll stated surgery would have been a thought this offseason had Carson been in a position to keep on actively playing, and that undertaking so now presents him a head start out on his rehab.

Carson is less than deal as a result of 2022 immediately after testing absolutely free company this previous offseason and returning to Seattle on a two-calendar year, $10.425 million deal. It incorporated $5.5 million certain and an synthetic year in 2023 that routinely voids.

“That’s the whole cause that we’re performing it now,” Carroll explained soon after reiterating his self confidence that Carson will be back in 2022. “He is all for it. We just could not shake it. Tried like nuts to get it performed. But this is so that he can enjoy next calendar year.”

Carson has rushed for 3,502 yards and 24 touchdowns since the Seahawks drafted him in the seventh spherical in 2017. He topped 1,100 yards in both 2018 (14 online games) and ’19 (15 video games) the two healthiest seasons of what has or else been an personal injury-marred job. He skipped 12 games as a rookie and 4 previous 12 months.

Carson rushed for 232 yards and a few touchdowns in four video games this time.

“We’ve been kind of dealing with it for some time so we’ve experienced to be geared up to go on,” Carroll claimed. “But Chris has been one of my most loved men for a lengthy time all around listed here, ever since we located him and drafted him and all the fashion and the toughness that he’s brought to us. He’ll generally be one of my most loved guys. Hunting at that major 32, there is certainly just one thing about the way he carried it that we of course have skipped all season and we will miss. But we’ve received to … get treatment of him. We have received to get him ideal.”

Carson’s injuries has opened the doorway for Collins to resurrect his profession in his 2nd stint with Seattle. He has rushed for 345 yards and a pair of touchdowns in eight games, setting up all five given that Carson went down.

The Seahawks also have Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas at tailback. Penny has played at the rear of Carson in three-additionally damage-loaded seasons because Seattle drafted him 27th overall in 2018. He did not perform a snap final 7 days in Inexperienced Bay.

“I am truly looking ahead to Rashaad, genuinely on the lookout forward to viewing exactly where he goes and contributes this 7 days,” Carroll said. “He’s bought a real very good function for us and we’re nervous to see him get likely … It can be really his time to assistance us. As we go by means of the next pair weeks, you are going to see him go on to be a huge section of it.”

Still left tackle Duane Brown (hip) practiced Friday and is Ok, in accordance to Carroll. He would not have a game designation, indicating that he is healthy plenty of to play.

Adams and Reed had been hurt in observe this week. Neither practiced Friday.

“We never know enough about it yet, so we’ve got to wait and use each individual day,” Carroll said. “They’re hopeful that they are going to be alright.”

The Seahawks record defensive close Kerry Hyder Jr. (calf) as questionable, but he practiced Friday as a confined participant and “feels good,” for each Carroll. Also outlined as questionable offensive linemen Jamarco Jones (back) and linebacker Cody Barton (quad), each backups.