It looks like first-rounder Rashaad Penny won’t have to miss much time for his surgically repaired broken finger, after all.
The Seattle Seahawks rookie running back was back in pads on Tuesday, and head coach Pete Carroll said Penny would “for sure” be playing in the September 9 opener against the Denver Broncos.
Pete Carroll, after Rashaad Penny was in pads, helmet running on side 6 days after surgery for broken finger, says rookie RB “for sure” will play in opener Sept 9 at DEN. #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/uAHvGuFLvW
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 21, 2018
Penny injured his hand last Monday during practice, but Carroll said the running back could return to game action as soon as the team’s final preseason game.
Rashaad Penny back in pads today, though still limited. Carroll says could be ready for final preseason game.
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 21, 2018
This is really encouraging news. Penny needs all the reps he can get in order to make a big impact for the Seahawks this year. So far, it’s clear he has work to do in pass protection, and his first preseason game was nothing to shout about.