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Chris Carson designated to return to practice for Week 10, will sit out Sunday vs. Packers

We break down the Wednesday news that Chris Carson is set to return to practice on Wednesday, and what it means for Week 10.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) carries the ball for a touchdown during the second quarter against Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Pete Carroll announced that Chris Carson will not be activated for Sunday’s game against the Packers, per Curtis Crabtree. Alex Collins will get the start at running back in Week 10.

Thursday update: Carson was at practice on Thursday, but because he is still listed on injured reserve, the Seahawks do not have to provide an injury designation.

Wednesday update: The Seahawks have designated Carson to return to practice on Wednesday after missing the last four games due to a neck injury, per Brady Henderson.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday that starting running back Chris Carson is scheduled to return to practice on Wednesday. Carson has missed the last four games with a neck injury. Carroll did end his comment with “We’ll see how that goes,” so this will be something to track on the Wednesday practice report.

Fantasy football implications

After not having Russell Wilson or Carson for the last few weeks due to injury, the Seahawks’ starting offense is on track to be at full strength for Week 10. Carson was not on the practice field on Monday but Carroll said last week that the veteran running back would go through a series of tests to determine if he can return this week.

The Seahawks would love to get Carson back into the fold as he’s a versatile weapon out of the backfield. This season, the 5-foot-11 running back has 232 yards on 54 carries and three touchdowns, along with six receptions (six targets) for 29 yards. Over the last four games, Seattle had to use a combination of Alex Collins, DeeJay Dallas, and Travis Homer in the backfield.