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C.J. Prosise Injury: Updates on Seahawks RB's Scapula and Return

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured Columnist

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 13: C.J. Prosise #22 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball during the third quarter of a game against the New England Patriots during a game at Gillette Stadium on November 13, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise has not played since fracturing his scapula in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles. It's unclear when he will return to the field. 

Continue for updates.


Prosise Out vs. Falcons

Saturday, Jan. 14

The Seahawks announced Prosise won't play Saturday against Atlanta. 

Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Prosise is on track to play in the NFC Championship Game should the Seahawks advance. 


Latest on Prosise's Timeline for Return

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Carroll told reporters the team was still a "couple weeks away" from determining whether Prosise would be able to return in the postseason.

On Nov. 20, NFL.com's Mike Garafolo reported the 22-year-old was likely to miss at least eight weeks.


Prosise's Absence Robs Seahawks of Pass-Catching Back

Prosise was having a solid debut season before he got injured. He had 172 yards on 30 carries and 208 receiving yards on 17 catches.

The third-round pick out of Notre Dame began the year in a limited role, but he assumed the starting spot in a Week 10 win over the New England Patriots that saw him accumulate 153 total yards. He then rushed for a 72-yard touchdown the following week against the Philadelphia Eagles, but disaster struck soon after.

Prosise suffered a scapula injury in the same game, which landed him on the shelf and kept him out of action for weeks.

Thomas Rawls has stepped up as the lead back in Prosise's absence. Rawls took on a starting role when Marshawn Lynch was injured last season and became the lead back once again upon returning from injury this season when Prosise landed on the injured list.

In addition to Rawls, rookie Alex Collins has received more opportunities. Neither Rawls nor Collins is a top-flight pass-catcher like Prosise, though, which takes a dimension away from Seattle's offense.

Because of that, quarterback Russell Wilson has been forced to rely on his deep and talented receiving corps headlined by Doug Baldwin and tight end Jimmy Graham.

Being without a versatile weapon like Prosise takes away a dynamic aspect of Seattle's offense, but with several other playmakers as well as an elite defense, the Seahawks are still a Super Bowl contender.

The Seahawks are road underdogs against the Falcons, and having Prosise out of the lineup leaves them short of a playmaker as they look to advance to the next round.

    

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