Seattle Seahawks placing QB Russell Wilson on injured reserve; RB Chris Carson out vs. Steelers

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  • Brady HendersonESPN

The Seattle Seahawks will position Russell Wilson on injured reserve as he proceeds to get well from finger surgical procedure, mentor Pete Carroll advised reporters Friday.

Wilson, who wounded his ideal center finger Oct. 7 in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams and underwent surgical procedures very last Friday, will skip at minimum 3 games. The earliest he could return is in Week 10 at the Inexperienced Bay Packers.

Sources instructed ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler final week that Wilson is expected to be out four to 8 weeks.

Wilson’s streak of 149 consecutive normal-time starts will stop. According to ESPN Stats & Details investigate, it was the sixth-longest streak in NFL record among the quarterbacks.

Geno Smith will make his to start with begin at quarterback considering the fact that 2017 on Sunday versus the Steelers. Right after Pittsburgh, the Seahawks host the Saints and Jaguars, then have their bye in 7 days 9.

Wilson was eligible to apply this week prior to the IR shift. The Seahawks mentioned him as a nonparticipant Wednesday and a constrained participant Thursday.

Jogging back Chris Carson also has been dominated out from the Steelers due to a neck problem that flared again up the 7 days of the Rams recreation.

Carroll experienced provided some optimism Monday, stating Carson made a “massive change” in the ideal course around the weekend. He reiterated Friday that Carson felt much improved at the begin of the 7 days but mentioned he failed to make sufficient progress considering the fact that then, which is why he didn’t practice.

“It’s much better for us to get him back again and make confident that we never hurry it again, and so we are going to just acquire this time. It is a fragile thing,” explained Carroll, who additional it’s achievable Carson will be positioned on injured reserve. “He’s bought a little something likely on in his neck, so we have acquired to make certain that we do it truly perfectly, so we are heading to take care of him. This just seems like the suitable final decision.”

Alex Collins commenced at functioning back again towards the Rams and attained 72 yards on 17 touches. Seattle also has DeeJay Dallas and Travis Homer as adjust-of-rate tailbacks.

Carroll explained jogging back Rashaad Penny will be prepared to play, barring any setbacks, when he is eligible to occur off IR up coming week.

“He is really hungry to enjoy and support us,” Carroll said.

The Seahawks also ruled out backup tackle Cedric Ogbuehi (upper body/biceps). No other players have activity designations, indicating that everybody but Wilson, Carson and Ogbuehi is considered nutritious adequate to play.