SEATTLE Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has provided an update on the injury status of running back Kenneth Walker III.
The second-year defenseman left Seattle’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday after suffering an oblique injury.
Speaking to the media on Monday, Carroll confirmed that diagnosis remains the same.
He explained that “these are the kind of tensions that take some time to figure out,” adding that “we’ll see in the next few days how he’s doing and what that means.”
Carroll said they don’t know yet regarding Walker’s status for their quickly approaching Thursday Night Football game against their division rival, the San Francisco 49ers.
Should Walker miss the prime-time matchup at Lumen Field, it appears seventh-round rookie Kenny McIntosh will take his place.
Carroll said the former Georgia defensive lineman is “ready to play,” adding, “He’s going to go all the way forward with this thing.”
McIntosh spent most of this season on injured reserve, only coming off until their 29-26 Week 10 win over the Washington Commanders.
“He has really good versatility and has shown his catching ability in the throwing game,” Carroll said of McIntosh.
“He’s a receiver, good quick shots, good changes of direction, good movement and stuff like that.”
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“You haven’t had a really good chance to see him yet, but we’re really excited about the prospect of Kenny doing some recording here.”
Not that McIntosh will carry the entire burden of the running game, as fellow rookie Zach Charbonnet will also play along with fourth-year pro DeeJay Dallas.
Second-round pick Charbonnet led the Seahawks with 47 yards on fifteen carries and another 22 yards through the air on Sunday.
Dallas finished the game with four yards on one run.
Elsewhere, Carroll remained noncommittal and didn’t give a clear answer, but it appears quarterback Geno Smith is trending in the right direction after suffering a triceps injury on Sunday.
I’ll keep talking 710 Seattle SportsCarroll said, “You take a look at it, but you have a pretty good idea of what’s going on there.”
“You just have to wait and see how quickly it calms down. Like I said, it’s a good sign that he’s functional, so that’s not the problem, just how sore he is. He’ll make it back.”
And when asked if Smith would be back in time for their Thanksgiving game, Carroll replied, “I think so,” before adding, “The challenge couldn’t be more difficult.”
As for safety Jamal Adams, Carroll remains hopeful that after missing the Rams game with a knee injury, he will be back in time for Thursday.
He said: “Hopefully these extra days between the last game and this one will give him a chance to get out there,” adding that Adams didn’t play on Sunday because “he couldn’t move the way he needed to.” .”