Seahawks' Chris Carson Reportedly Has Fractured Hip, out for Season with Injury

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 08: Chris Carson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball in the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals during their game at CenturyLink Field on September 08, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson reportedly suffered a fractured hip during Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals and will miss the rest of the season.

Adam Schefter of ESPN confirmed the diagnosis Monday, and the Seahawks are pursuing a reunion with running back Marshawn Lynch to help replace him.

Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed the talks with Lynch on Monday, adding the Seahawks are "going to give him a really good chance" to rejoin the franchise.

Nick Krupke @NickKrupke

Not a good #Seahawks look as Chris Carson limped off with a hip injury before halftime and is OUT along with CJ Prosise (and Rashaad Penny) https://t.co/EAS3d6YUBf

Carson took over as the starting running back in 2018 and proceeded to run for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns in 14 games. He was 12th in DYAR (defense-adjusted yards above replacement) among running backs with at least 100 carries, per Football Outsiders.

This year, Carson finishes with 1,230 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground in 15 games. 

Outside of selecting DK Metcalf in the second round of the draft, the Seahawks did little to upgrade the offense, largely due to the fact they didn't have much salary-cap space with which to make significant additions.

Seattle also lost Mike Davis, the team's second-leading rusher a season ago, after he signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Chicago Bears.

Carson's injury comes two weeks after Rashaad Penny suffered a season-ending torn ACL. C.J. Prosise injured his arm Sunday as well and will miss Week 17, leaving rookie Travis Homer as the top remaining option, leading to the talks with Lynch.