Friday update: Head coach Pete Carroll says that Chris Carson will have season-ending neck surgery.
Pete Carroll says Chris Carson will have season ending surgery to prepare for next season. Says there’s every bit of confidence he will be back next year.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) November 19, 2021
The Seattle Seahawks got Russell Wilson back for Week 10 but failed to put a single point on the scoreboard in a loss to the Packers. Seattle hopes to get back on track in a NFC West division showdown with the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. It doesn’t seem like Chris Carson will be a part of Seattle’s gameplan Sunday, as the running back is still dealing with a neck injury.
RB Chris Carson won’t practice today. Carroll didn’t have much of an update there but said Carson — who’s missed the last five games with a neck injury — hasn’t made the progress they hoped he would. That obviously doesn’t sound good.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) November 17, 2021
Fantasy football implications
Carson has been sidelined for a while now, with Seahawks fans and fantasy managers having to use backup options for weeks. It doesn’t seem like the running back is any closer to suiting up, so Alex Collins will likely get another week to headline the Seattle backfield. This Seahawks offense is concerning after getting shut out in Green Bay, so proceed with caution surrounding the running back situation here. This could be a big comeback week for Wilson and company, or it could further dampen the mood in Seattle.