Seahawks Running Back Out for Season

He's done for the season. 

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that running back Rashaad Penny needs surgery on his broken fibula and will miss the rest of the season.

Penny was carted off the field in the third quarter with what was reported as an ankle injury in Week 5. Further testing revealed it was a broken fibula. 

Unfortunately, this was the expected news for Penny following very pessimistic reports about his injury status following the Seahawks' Week 5 loss to the New Orleans Saints. 

Penny will enter 2023 as a free agent with a long injury history which could make him significantly less appealing to teams looking to bet on him. However, when healthy Penny looks very impressive and should, regardless, find a role with some team even if it's just a one-year prove-it contract. 

His role in the Seahawks offense will be taken over by rookie running back Kenneth Walker. 

Penny finishes his 2022 season with 346 rushing yards and two touchdowns over 57 attempts. 

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