Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll provided an update on two of his team’s injured running backs Monday, but it remains unclear when C.J. Prosise and Troymaine Pope will be able to return to action.
Prosise suffered a fractured scapula in Sunday’s win over the Eagles. Carroll said he won’t need surgery but it’s too early to tell if Prosise will be able to return this season.
Pope suffered what Carroll called a “legitimate” high ankle sprain, and especially for a running back that injury always always means an absence of more than a week. Carroll also said that Thomas Rawls, who returned Sunday after a long absence caused by a foot injury, is “banged up” and will be limited in practice this week.
The Seahawks waived Christine Michael last week with Prosise having shown he was ready for a bigger role and Rawls coming back. Michael was claimed by the Packers, and Pope was promoted to the active roster.
Unless the Seahawks make another addition, Rawls will be the No. 1 back and Alex Collins, who was inactive for the Eagles, will be the No. 2 back. The Seahawks have a running back on their practice squad, George Farmer.