Updates on Seahawks coach Pete Carroll’s injuries following his team’s Week 1 win over the Colts.
The Seahawks returned from Indianapolis with an impressive season opener but lost a few players to injury in the 28-16 win.
Running back Rashaad Penny left the game early with a calf injury, and Carroll has indicated he will likely miss at least this week’s game against the Titans. The Seahawks have good depth in the semifinals if Penny runs out of time with DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer and Alex Collins all available behind Chris Carson. Collins was inactive against the Colts with everyone healthy – Dallas and Homer both play big roles on special teams – but if Penny runs out of time, Collins could very well slip into the No.2 role behind Carson.
“He’s got a strain on his calf, so it’s going to take a little while for us to figure out what the return will be on that,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Penny. “He ran really well when he ran the other night so we’ll miss him, looks like this week we won’t know. We’ll let you know how it’s going. But Alex is ready to go, and to both Homer and DeeJay, they’re good to go too, so we’re in good shape. a few weeks, so we’ll figure out how to handle this. “
The Seahawks had two receivers, Dee Eskridge and Penny Hart, who left the game with concussions, and as is always the case with this injury, their status won’t be known until later in the week as they will go through the league’s concussion protocol.
“It’s going to take a few days to do that,” Carroll said. “These are not the same, they are individual cases and we will deal with them, of course, individually, but there is a sequence of time that they have to follow to come back. So nothing to predict at this time other than that we will. see what’s going on. “
Center Ethan Pocic, who played a few rotating playoffs with starter Kyle Fuller, left the game in the second half with a knee injury.
“He’s got a sprained knee, and we’ll have to wait and see how bad it is,” Carroll said.