By | July 27, 2022

 Seahawks Chris Carson retiring after five seasons due to a neck injury

The injury to the neck that ended the 2021 season of Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson will end his playing career.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport informed reporters on the following day that Carson has decided to leave the team because of the injury, as per an informant of the current situation.

The decision was made following the running back’s failure to pass in his medical, Rapoport added. The Seahawks let go Carson after the failed physical on Tuesday. This allows the RB to be eligible for the benefits of injury protection.

“Ever since the first time I saw Chris on film, I loved his style, and I was thrilled when we were able to get him when we did,” head coach Pete Carroll said in a statement Tuesday. “To see him grow and become such an impacting part of our program with such a great style and all of that, it was a thrill to watch. We’ll miss him and everything he brought to our program.”

 

The 27-year-old only played four games in the last season, before being forced to withdraw due to injury.

At the beginning of June Carson in June was optimistic that he’d be back in the coming weeks.

“Oh, we still going right now,” Carson told the media at the moment. “I see myself playing until I feel like stopping. My mindset is never to give up. So, I’m staying positive like I said, and continue to fight and get back onto the field.”

The 27-year-old only played four games during the season prior to being forced to withdraw due to injury.

The month of June was a time when Carson in June was optimistic that he’d be able return at some point during the season.

“Oh, we still going right now,” Carson told the media at the moment. “I see myself playing until I feel like stopping. My mindset is never to give up. So, I’m staying positive like I said, and continue to fight and get back onto the field.”

The neck injury, in the end, will not permit Carson to be able to return to the field. Because of that football’s physical demands as well as the severity this injury has caused, he is an athlete to have his career prematurely end due to an injury to the neck.

“It’s a big disappointment,” Seahawks general manager John Schneider said. “We took it as long as we possibly could with him, he saw a number of specialists, but unfortunately he wasn’t able to pass our physical.”

Five seasons playing for the Seahawks following his selection at the 7th round in 2017’s draft by Oklahoma State, Carson was one of the best-known tough-nosed backs on the NFL. He was a runner with a goal and had the speed to make a mark, as a player who could drag opponents for more yards with every run.

Carson is the final player in his career, with 3,502 yards and 796 carries and 24 touchdowns with back-to-back 1,100-plus-rushing campaigns in the years 2018 and 2019.

With Carson removed with a knee injury, the Seahawks will go for it using Rashaad Penny and rookie running back Kenneth Walker III. The Seahawks’ selection for Walker during the 2nd round emphasized the uncertainty surrounding Carson’s future. With the veteran retired, Walker and Penny will compete for roles in the ground-first offense that Pete Carroll favors.

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