Seahawks place injury-plagued Prosise on IR

From ESPN - November 14, 2017

SEATTLE -- C.J. Prosise's latest injury will likely end his second season with the Seattle Seahawks.

The team placed Prosise on injured reserve Tuesday and promoted fellow running back Mike Davis from the practice squad. The Seahawks also announced their signing of Byron Maxwell, a former Seattle starter whose return to the team adds cornerback depth in the wake of Richard Sherman's season-ending Achilles injury. Sherman was placed on IR as well.

Prosise has been Seattle's third-down back when healthy. J.D. McKissic will likely take over that role full-time while Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls and now Davis compete for early-down work.

Prosise and Sherman were among seven Seahawks who were unable to finish the team's Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals because of injuries. Prosise left in the third quarter with another ankle sprain, which was the latest in a long list of injuries for the 2016 third-round pick.

He missed time over his first offseason with hip-flexor and hamstring injuries, then was limited to six games as a rookie because of a broken wrist and a season-ending scapula fracture. A groin injury slowed Prosise over the summer, and before Thursday, he had missed the last four games plus most of a fifth because of a high-ankle sprain.

That's why coach Pete Carroll was incredulous while announcing after Seattle's win over Arizona that Prosise had suffered a sprain in his other ankle, calling it "unbelievable."


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