Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson will undergo season-ending neck surgery, head coach Pete Carroll announced Friday afternoon.
The plan is for Carson to be ready for next season, according to Carroll. Carson‘s injury is not expected to be career-ending.
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The Seahawks have running backs Alex Collins, Rashaad Penny, Travis Homer and DeeJay Dallas on their 53-man roster and Josh Johnson on their practice squad.
Carson, who has been out since Week 4, finishes the season with 54 carries for 232 yards with three touchdowns.
Chris Carson: PFF overall grades and ranks since 2017
|Season||Snaps||PFF rushing grade||PFF grade rank|
|2021||124||75.0||28th of 128|
|2020||449||75.0||45th of 142|
|2019||723||79.8||9th of 130|
|2018||480||80.4||12th of 133|
|2017||153||77.7||8th of 133|
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Collins missed practice Thursday with a groin injury but has no injury designation and is expected to play Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals. Carroll also said he expects Penny to play a larger role this weekend.