The undefeated Seattle Seahawks got some positive news regarding top running back Chris Carson.
An MRI confirmed Carson’s ligaments are intact as he suffered just a minor knee sprain, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. The prognosis gives him a chance to be ready for this week’s game at Miami, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport previously intimated.
Carson injured his leg late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 38-31 victory over the Cowboys when defensive lineman Trysten Hill appeared to twist the running back’s leg as he rolled over to make the tackle during a 2-yard run. The action appeared unnecessary and could cost Hill’s pocketbook.
Rapoport noted that Hill will likely be fined, but not suspended for the egregious tackle.
“I was really pissed about that one,” Pete Carroll said on 710ESPNSeattle, per Jessamyn McIntyre. “… He really hurt him.”
Carson led the Seahawks with 64 yards rushing on 14 totes Sunday, and has three receiving scores on the young season. If the Seattle starter misses any time, Carlos Hyde would see his role increase and Travis Homer would move up the depth chart in an offense that would have even more reason to Let Russ Cook sans Carson.
Elsewhere in Seahawks injuries, rookie linebacker Jordyn Brooks is dealing with an MCL sprain and will likely miss a couple of weeks, Pelissero added.
Other injury news we’re tracking Monday:
- Broncos defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has suffered a biceps tear and will miss the rest of the season, per Rapoport. Head coach Vic Fangio later confirmed the injury. The Denver defense had already lost linebacker Von Miller for the year, while cornerback A.J. Bouye, linebackers Mark Barron and Justin Strnad and defensive end Dre’Mont Jones are currently on injured reserve. Fangio said running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is “trending in the right direction” to play Thursday versus the Jets. He would be on a play count after missing the past two games.
- The Washington Football Team appears to have dodged a major injury to star rookie pass rusher Chase Young. Rapoport reported that Young’s groin injury is not believed to be serious. The No. 2 overall pick was injured early in Washington’s loss to Cleveland and was quickly ruled out. The speed at which Young was ruled out conjured thoughts of a bad injury. Monday’s news is much more positive. Young will have further tests today to confirm the injury wasn’t a major one that could wipe out the bulk of this rookie season. Elsewhere on the defensive line, Matthew Ioannidis is done for the season after suffering a torn biceps, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported.
- The initial diagnosis on Saints guard Andrus Peat is a high ankle injury, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported, per a source. Peat, who left Sunday night’s loss to Green Bay early, will have more tests today.
- New York Giants safety Jabrill Peppers is believed to have suffered a low-ankle sprain, Rapoport reported.
- Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson is believed to have suffered a minor hamstring strain, Garafolo reported. Jackson is still undergoing tests, and his status for Philly’s game against San Francisco is TBD. Tight end Dallas Goedert will miss some time with a high-ankle sprain, coach Doug Pederson told reporters.
- Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Derek Watt suffered a Grade 2 hamstring pull against Houston, Rapoport reported. Watt will miss a couple games.
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is getting an MRI on his hamstring Monday. He was knocked out of Tampa Bay’s win over Denver.
- Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy confirmed running back Tarik Cohen did tear his ACL and will be placed on IR for the remainder of the season.
- The Jaguars are signing veteran kicker Stephen Hauschka, per Pelissero. Jacksonville is also signing former Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas to its practice squad, Pelissero added.
- Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is expected to miss time with a groin strain and could land on short-term injured reserve, per Pelissero.
- The Baltimore Ravens placed cornerback Tavon Young on injured reserve and activated safety Jordan Richards has been activated to the 53-man roster. Young tore his ACL last week.