Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny suffered a knee injury Week 14 in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams and was unable to return to the lineup Sunday night.
After the game, coach Pete Carroll told reporters the initial medical tests revealed Penny has sustained a “significant” ACL sprain.
During his Monday afternoon press conference, Carroll had yet to receive the MRI results and was unable to provide any further updates.
A new report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport now confirms Penny has actually suffered a torn ACL.
“Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny tore his ACL in last night’s loss to the Rams and is out for the season, source said,” Rapoport tweeted later Monday afternoon. “The MRI confirmed the news for the former first-round pick, who also has additional damage to his knee. He’s out until training camp. Tough injury.”
Backup running backs C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer are expected to step up in Penny’s absence to assist starter, Chris Carson.
The Seahawks have an off day Tuesday and Carroll and the rest of the staff have no scheduled media availability until Wednesday before practice.