Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson won’t return to practice this week after all.

“I asked this morning, I don’t think so,” coach Pete Carroll said during his Tuesday radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle. “He’s not quite there, unfortunately.”

Carson has spent months trying to return to the roster after landing on the injured reserve following a leg injury sustained Week 4 against the Colts.


“Chris is coming back now, he’s looking awesome in his workouts,” Carroll said in early December via 710 ESPN Seattle. “We’re not sure yet, but he’s coming back.”


The running back experienced what Carroll referred to as a “setback” in his progress when he suffered an “ankle turn” later in the week.

Despite the Seahawks’ repeated efforts this season to establish a feature running back, Carson remains the leading rusher behind quarterback Russell Wilson with 49 carries for 208 yards and a long of 30.

Mike Davis has emerged to pick up the slack over the final stretch of the season but has yet to score a rushing touchdown. Besides Wilson with three, J. D. McKissic remains the only Seahawks running backto punch one in on the ground.