Seahawks' Pete Carroll: Rashaad Penny Injury vs. Rams 'Significant' ACL Sprain

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistDecember 9, 2019

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (20) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive back T.J. Green (32) during the first half of an NFL football preseason game, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny suffered a "significant" ACL sprain during Sunday night's 28-12 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, head coach Pete Carroll announced after the game, per NBC Sports Northwest's Joe Fann.

The 23-year-old went down after being tackled on a 16-yard reception during the first quarter. That was his only touch of the night before exiting, and he was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Penny sent out a tweet during the third quarter:

Rashaad Penny @pennyhendrixx

GOD makes no mistakes. Love you 12s . Thank you for the supportπŸ’™πŸ’š

The Seattle Times' Adam Jude reported Penny left the locker room on crutches while wearing a large brace on his left knee.

A first-round pick out of San Diego State in the 2018 NFL draft, Penny suffered a broken finger during his first preseason but returned for Week 1. He has missed four games with various ailments during the 2019 season. Chris Carson will likely get the majority of the first-team work with him out of the lineup.

Penny has rushed for 370 yards and three touchdowns this season, with seven receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown through the air heading into Week 14. Penny's setback comes after a 74-yard rushing performance in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings.