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Chris Carson away from Seahawks due to death in family

Seahawks running back Chris Carson will miss an indefinite period of time dealing with family issues. Carlos Hyde is handling first team work in the meantime.

Chris Carson of the Seattle Seahawks during the second half during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

Sep 27 update: If you’ve stumbled across this article, here’s news about Chris Carson’s Week 3 injury.

The Seattle Seahawks are without lead running back Chris Carson early in training camp, and he will be absent for an indefinite period of time. Carson is dealing with a death in the family and “a couple things that have happened,” according to head coach Pete Carroll. The team is unsure when he will be back while he deals with the family issues.

“Our hearts go out to Chris. He’s going through some really big stuff with family members that he is looking after and taking care of. He’s fine, and all that. It has nothing to do with Chris (himself), personally, physically or anything. But he has to do this, at this time, right now.”

Carlos Hyde is handling first team practice reps as the team continues non-padded practices. Rashaad Penny had been Carson’s backup, but he remains on the PUP list while recovering from his torn ACL.

Hyde’s current backup is Travis Homer, with rookie DeeJay Dallas the third string back. Seattle will have their first padded practice next Monday, August 17th.