Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks rookie RB, has broken finger

Ruben Hill
August 15, 2018

Rashaad Penny, the Seahawks' first pick in the 2018 National Football League draft, suffered a hand injury that includes a broken finger in practice on Monday, multiple sources told the Seattle Times. According to the NFL Network, Penny flew Tuesday to Philadelphia and will have surgery Wednesday morning to fix a broken bone in the finger. That would mean he might be able to return for the regular season opener on Sept, 9 against Denver but would likely miss the remainder of the preseason.

Last year, the Seahawks made Malik McDowell their top pick when they selected him in the second round at No. 35 overall.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to address the media following Wednesday's practice and should have an update on Penny by then. Penny left Monday's practice midway through.

The players have an off day Tuesday and report back for duty Wednesday morning.

Just when he was making progress towards a more complete role, rookie Rashaad Penny apparently will be out of the Seahawks' offense for a while.

Penny's injury will open the door even further for second-year running back Chris Carson to take the starting job for Seattle.

Seattle returns to preseason action Saturday, when it travels to Los Angeles to play the Chargers in a 7 p.m. game that will be broadcast on the official home of the Seahawks, Q13 FOX.

The Seahawks have three other tailbacks on the roster in C.J. Prosise, J.D. McKissic and recently-signed Gerald Holmes.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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