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Seahawks RB Chris Carson suffers serious knee injury

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks’ injury woes have continued. According to head coach Pete Carroll, rookie running back Chris Carson suffered a fracture below the knee in Sunday’s blowout win over the Indianapolis Colts.

This comes mere weeks after Seattle named Carson its starting running back. In his first game in that role, Carson put up 100 total yards against the San Francisco 49ers. He’s responded by putting up 118 total yards in two games since.

The injury comes after the Seahawks announced starting left tackle Rees Odhiambo remained hospitalized with a cardiac contusion.

With Carson out for a while, look for veteran Eddie Lacy to potentially take on a larger role after he saw very limited action over the first quarter of the season.