Your daily dose of the most negative news in the Seattle Seahawks universe: injuries.
Huzzah! It is the final regular season injury update for 2016. Thank goodness there are only a few hours left of this misbegotten year, too. Enough of that; for now, on to the report!
Player: C.J. Prosise
This is the report, kiddos. Running back Prosise is the sole player listed on the injury report. Headed into the playoffs, that’s the kind of news we certainly needed. Perhaps just as important, despite missing what will be his sixth consecutive game, Prosise avoided the dreaded injured reserve. The staff still holds out some hope he may be able to make it back onto the field at some point during the postseason run. He’d certainly be a welcome addition, even if it’s just to pick up a few touches to spell Thomas Rawls. C.J. certainly won’t be in midseason form after the long layoff, but anything he can give the Hawks at that point would be a tremendous bonus.
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So while it may look great to the casual fan that the Seahawks have only one player on the injury list, we know better. Thomas has been a huge loss, of course, but unfortunately, we can’t change the settings to “no injury”. If we could do that, first I’d replay last night’s UFC and change Ronda Rousey’s setting to aggressive takedowns, instead of stand up and trade with a striker like an idiot. But that’s an entirely different column.
As it stands, the Seahawks have their key defensive player, their most explosive offensive and special teams threat, their best running back, best backfield blocker, and considerable defensive depth all in street clothes. All this, and they are still playing for a first-round bye in the postseason. Not too bad, not too bad at all.
Hope everyone is enjoying their eighth day of Christmas, and New Year’s Eve. Use a designated driver, call AAA, avail yourself of Uber, Lyft or an actual taxi (do those still exist?), and stay safe! Until the postseason, go Hawks!