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Kenneth Walker game-time decision for Week 14 vs. Panthers

We break down the news that Kenneth Walker has an ankle injury. What it means for Week 14 and beyond.

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) runs past Los Angeles Rams safety Nick Scott (33) for a first down in the first half at SoFi Stadium. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Friday Update: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Walker will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Panthers, according to The Athletic.

Thursday Update: Walker didn’t practice for the second day in a row. You’d like to see at least a limited session on Friday to inspire confidence that he can play on Sunday, but Walker likely will head into the weekend with some sort of injury designation.

Wednesday update: Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Walker wouldn’t practice on Wednesday, per Brady Henderson. DeeJay Dallas also was unable to practice, but Travis Homer was. At this point, Homer is the healthiest back.

The Seattle Seahawks lost rookie running back Kenneth Walker early on in their Week 13 win over the Rams. He was forced from the game due to an ankle injury, which head coach Pete Carroll called a strain in his ankle, per Greg Bell.

He didn’t call it an ankle sprain, but more of a muscle strain in the ankle. He also called it unusual, but did say Walker had a chance to play this week. Carroll is usually pretty optimistic, so I wouldn’t bank on Walker playing, but we can leave it on the table for now.

Fantasy football implications for Week 14

After Walker the Seahawks running back room is pretty lean when it comes to talent. DeeJay Dallas and Tony Jones Jr. backed up Walker last week, but both dealt with injuries themselves. It would appear that Dallas is the likely starter if Walker is out, but he would share work and his fantasy upside wouldn’t be great.