Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny is done for the rest of the 2019 season after suffering an ACL tear. Early in Seattle’s Week 14 matchup with the Rams, Penny went down, immediately grabbing his left knee.
Penny did not return to the game. Afterwards, head coach Pete Carroll said he suffered a knee sprain and had no more information.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the worst case scenario on Monday afternoon. A torn ACL was confirmed, along with other undisclosed damage to the same knee.
#Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny tore his ACL in last night’s loss to the #Rams and is out for the season, source said. The MRI confirmed the news for the former first-round pick, who also has additional damage to his knee. He’s out until training camp. Tough injury.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2019
Penny was a surprise first round pick in 2018. TGH’s own Joe DiTullio had him slated as a third round pick.
The sophomore out of San Diego State has been useful in the Seahawks offense, regardless. In 2019 he has rushed for 370 yards and three touchdowns. He has also collected eight passes for 83 yards an another score.
Despite being a third down back and more of a speed option player, he has made his mark on the Hawks’ 10-3 season. Seattle still has Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer on their depth chart.
Seattle will try to bounce back from their division loss with a matchup against the Panthers on Sunday, December 15.
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