The Seattle Seahawks are hoping to build off of the success in the 2022 season. A big part of the offense is the running game. Kenneth Walker III had a strong rookie season and the team drafted Zach Charbonnet in the second round. Unfortunately, both running backs are already dealing with injuries.
Seattle Seahawks Running Back Injuries
Walker has a groin injury that has kept him out of practice for the last couple of days. Head coach Pete Carroll said it isn’t a “terrible injury” but he is being held out to avoid reaggravation. Training camp is not the time to push key players. Charbonnet is dealing with a shoulder injury and is being evaluated by team doctors. No other updates were provided. At this point, all of this seems more precautionary which isn’t uncommon for this time of year.
Cause For Concern?
Fans never want to hear that players are dealing with injuries in training camp. However, the good news about injuries this early is the players have plenty of time to recover. The Seahawks have over a month until they play their first regular season game. If the two-headed running attack is going to be successful they need these two players healthy. These injuries will be ones to monitor throughout camp. If both players are back at practice within a week, there’s no cause for concern. If they linger, fans might start to get nervous.
The Seattle Seahawks are trying to take another step forward in 2023. After a surprising season in 2022, the team is hoping Geno Smith and the rest of the offense can continue their high-powered attack.