Seahawks tailback Troymaine Pope has a severe ankle sprain, according to coach Pete Carroll, which leaves the team potentially thin at the tailback spot this week.
The Seahawks came out of Sunday’s 38-10 loss at Green Bay with just one significant injury. But it’s one that could leave the Seahawks thin at the tailback position for Thursday’s home game against the Rams.
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said backup tailback Troymaine Pope suffered a “severe” ankle sprain in Sunday’s game, re-injuring the same ankle that forced him to miss a game two weeks ago. Pope was injured after a run for 12 yards late in the fourth quarter.
With C.J. Prosise remaining out indefinitely, that could leave Seattle with just two healthy tailbacks for Thursday’s game — Thomas Rawls and Alex Collins.
Collins, a fifth-round pick out of Arkansas, gained 23 yards on seven carries and also had three receptions for 33 yards in what was the most extensive action of his career. But he also lost a fumble on what was Seattle’s final offensive play of the game.
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The Seahawks have typically had three tailbacks active on gameday and if Seattle wanted to make a move to add a tailback it could again promote George Farmer from the practice squad. Adding a player from the outside could be tricky with this being a short week but Seattle could explore options if Pope is deemed out for a while.
Carroll said the Seahawks did not suffer any other injuries of note against the Packers.
Carroll said DE Damontre Moore, who missed the Green Bay game with a foot injury, won’t make it back to play against the Rams but said linebacker Brock Coyle, who also missed the game with a foot injury, has a chance to make it back.
Carroll said it’s still unclear if fullback Will Tukuafu will be able to play. Tukuafu suffered a concussion in the win over Carolina and did not play against Green Bay and Carroll said he remains in the concussion protocol.