Running back Christine Michael is not injured seriously and is expected to play Sunday against the Patriots.
Seahawks running back, Christine Michael, listed as questionable by the team on Friday with a hamstring injury, is not injured seriously and is expected to play against the New England Patriots Sunday night, according to a report from ESPN.
Michael was a surprise addition to the injury report on Friday, listed as questionable with a hamstring ailment.
The injury report came out after coach Pete Carroll spoke to the media so there were no additional details available. Michael was on the field during the beginning period of practice that was open to the media.
Michael had not been on the injury report at any other time during the week and Carroll said on Wednesday that Michael was not injured in Monday’s game against Buffalo.
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However, despite Michael being injured, the Seahawks did not make a move to add another running back to its active roster Saturday.
That Michael is injured at all has increased speculation that rookie C.J. Prosise will likely get his first start against the Patriots.
Prosise played the fourth quarter in that game as Michael did not see action after the mid-way point of the third quarter, having rushed for just one yard on five carries to that point.
Prosise, a third-round pick from Notre Dame, has seen increasing action the last two weeks after sitting out four games with a broken bone in his wrist. He has 30 yards on nine carries for the season, with 32 on seven in the last two games.
Michael has started all but one game this season, with Thomas Rawls getting the nod in the second week at Los Angeles, and leads the Seahawks with 447 yards on 112 carries. However, Michael’s production has decreased of late and he has just 93 yards on 31 carries in the last three games as Seattle has struggled to mount much of a rushing attack.