The Seattle Seahawks have seen the return of their one-two running back punch over the last couple of weeks now that starter Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) have returned from their injuries.
The impact of those injuries, however, is still lingering for both running backs. Coach Pete Carroll said neither Carson nor Hyde were able to complete all the plays during practice last week.
“Carlos was sore going in right up to game time, so we had to adjust a little bit to it,” Carroll said Monday during his 710 ESPN Seattle interview. “That’s not the way we had hoped it would be by game time. I need to see how Chris is now. The soreness in his foot isn’t gone but he’s playing with it. The soreness in Carlos’ toe isn’t gone, either, so both those guys got issues but they’re making it through the game.”
Carson and Hyde both appeared in Sunday’s contest with Carson handling the bulk of the load, logging 11 carries for 65 yards and three catches for 45 yards and a receiving touchdown on the day.
“I’m hoping that they’re just that much further along this week and as we finish the fourth quarter of the season that our guys are ready to go, but I can’t tell you that right now,” Carroll concluded.
The Seahawks return to practice Wednesday to begin to prepare to face the Jets in Week 14.