Rashaad Penny, a running back for the Seattle Seahawks, broke his tibia during Sunday’s 39-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints. According to Rapoport, Penny will undergo testing on Monday to identify any damage and determine whether surgery is required.
After Sunday’s game, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll informed the media that the starting ball carrier had had a “severe” ankle injury. Midway through the third quarter, Penny had to leave the field on a cart after getting gang-tackled on a 6-yard run. On eight carries in the afternoon, he gained 54 yards.
Kenneth Walker III, a rookie who had a great second half, took over as the fifth-year running back in the game. The second-round running back had eight runs for 88 yards, with a 69-yard gallop late in the fourth quarter giving Seattle a brief lead. Walker topped all Seahawks running backs with 26 touches, followed by Penny (15) and DeeJay Dallas (10).