Seahawks HC Pete Carroll mentioned during a radio interview on Monday that tests revealed that RB Thomas Rawls has a fibula injury and will be out for a few weeks, per Bob Condotta.
- Carroll admitted that the injury wound up being worse than they initially thought.
- Ian Rapoport reports that Rawls specifically has a hairline fracture in his fibula.
- Former NFL physician David Chao believes Rawls timetable could end up being 4-6 weeks.
Rawls, 23, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan back in May of last year. He’s currently in the second year of his three-year, $1.59 million contract and set to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2016 season.
This year, Rawls has rushed for 25 yards on 19 carries (1.3 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 41 yards receiving and no touchdowns for the Seahawks.
We’ll have more regarding Rawls’ injury and return as the news is available.