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Chris Carson suffers sprained knee after Trysten Hill purposely twists his leg [UPDATE]

Seahawks RB Chris Carson suffered a lower leg injury after a Cowboys defender rolled him up. We break down what it means.

Chris Carson of the Seattle Seahawks dives out of bounds just short of the end zone against the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter in the game at CenturyLink Field on September 27, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Monday mid-day update: Carson’s MRI came back with good news. He has a minor knee sprain and “he’s got a chance to be ready for this week’s game at Miami,” according to Tom Pelissero.

Monday AM update: Carson will undergo an MRI on Monday, but the injury is not believed to be serious, according to Ian Rapoport. He tweeted the injury is, “one that should have him back on the field shortly.”

End of night update: Seahawks reporter Bob Condotta is hearing from a league source that “that early indications show Carson’s injury was significant.” Pete Carroll likely will have more on the injury on Monday.

Post-game update: Pete Carroll told the media after the game that Carson suffered a sprained knee, per reporter Brady Henderson. There is no additional detail, but Carson likely will get an MRI on Monday to evaluated the injury.

End of game update: The Seahawks got the ball back briefly but Russell Wilson took a knee to run out the last of the clock. Carson did not return to the game but was spotted on the bench by reporter Bob Condotta. The fact that he did not go to the locker room for x-rays right away is a potentially good sign.

UPDATE: Carson went to the blue medical tent after he limped off the field. The Seahawks scored shortly after and are unlikely to get the ball back in this game unless the Cowboys tie it and force overtime. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll have to see what Pete Carroll has to say after the game.

The Seattle Seahawks are trailing the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter of Week 3, and they’ve suffered a potentially tough loss. Running back Chris Carson carried the ball for two yards at the 3:03 mark and after the play he was down and in pain. Trainers came out to look at him and he limped off the field.

A video of the play shows Cowboys defender Trysten Hill appear to roll and put some excessive force on Carson’s angle or knee.

At the time of the injury, Carson had 64 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards. Carlos Hyde is his primary backup and Travis Homer also would get some work.