After being tackled on a 16-yard reception in the first half, Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny immediately grabbed his left knee. He would go to the blue tent on the sidelines before limping to the locker room where the team declared him out for the game.
Following the game, head coach Pete Carroll informed the press that Penny’s knee injury was a “significant” ACL sprain.
Rashaad Penny has a "significant" ACL sprain, per Pete Carroll. Not sure the severity yet.— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) December 9, 2019
NBC Sports Northwest’s Seahawks insider Joe Fann speculates that would mean it’s unlikely we see Penny suit up the rest of the regular season.
Given the word "significant," it's hard to imagine Rashaad Penny playing again in the regular season. #Seahawks— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) December 9, 2019
During the game, Penny tweeted his gratitude to the fanbase for their support.
GOD makes no mistakes. Love you 12s . Thank you for the support💙💚— Rashaad Penny (@pennyhendrixx) December 9, 2019
The second-year running back had been a rising star in Seattle's offense. Penny racked up 203 yards, 33 receiving yards and three total touchdowns over his last two games combined. He'd earned a near 50/50 split in a timeshare with Chris Carson.