Seahawks RB Chris Carson lands on IR with fractured leg

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts the second half of an NFL football game Sunday Oct. 1 2017 in Seattle

Jefferson, a 2016 fifth-round pick by Seattle, took the roster spot that became open when the Seahawks placed running back Chris Carson on injured reserve, an expected move after he injured his ankle and also suffered a fracture in his leg against the Colts.

A solid second half win against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday couldn't erase the moment Seattle Seahawks star running back Chris Carson was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg.

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson (32) taken off on a cart after an injury in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, in Seattle.

Instead, entering Sunday's game the two had combined for just nine yards on 10 carries, leading some to wonder if either had much of a future with the organization.

Carroll went on 710 ESPN Seattle's "The Pete Carroll Show" to provide an update on Carson's injury and said that last night's x-rays revealed Carson suffered a fracture just below the knee.

"Thomas is really raring to go".


The other major injury concern is defensive end Cliff Avril, who was inadvertently kicked in the chin trying to make a tackle from behind and suffered a neck injury.

"There's an outside chance", Carroll said. "There are going to be some tests and stuff like that".

"We are going to be really careful there to make sure we know exactly what is going on and take our time".

The Seahawks, though, were more concerned about making sure they had enough players at tailback to navigate a 16-game season in the wake of a rugged 2016 campaign in which injuries meant Seattle had to use 18 different ballcarriers, the most of any National Football League team since the 1987 strike year. "He's got a bruised sternum and he's fine in all ways". Seattle will sign defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Odhiambo was injured when he took a hit to the chest on an interception return in the third quarter. Odhiambo had breathing problems after the game and was tended to by medics in the locker room. "All the adrenaline wasn't pumping and all".

"It was uncomfortable to not have Eddie up (for the 49ers game)", Carroll said. "It was a really good effort by him to hang tough and play a really good football game like that". The carries against the Colts were the first for Lacy since the season opener when he had just three yards on five carries against Green Bay. Seattle is hopeful RB C.J. Prosise (ankle) will be able to play against the Rams after being inactive last week.

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