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Seahawks are fuming over the ‘dirty, dumb, malicious’ play that injured Chris Carson

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 28, 2020

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson rushes against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle.   (Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson rushes against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle.  (Elaine Thompson)
By Bob Condotta Seattle Times

While the Seattle Seahawks got good news Monday concerning running back Chris Carson – his injury is not serious and he could return as soon as this week against Miami – they were left fuming at the way Carson was injured.

Carson was hurt on a play that snapped with 3:14 left when he was tackled by Dallas’ Trysten Hill, who then continued to hang onto and twist Carson’s left leg as the play ended. Carson left the game and did not return.

During his radio show Monday on ESPN 710 Seattle, coach Pete Carroll hinted he thinks Hill should be punished. (NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier Monday that Hill is likely to be fined for the play.)

“I was really pissed about that one,” Carroll said. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with that, but I was pissed because that guy hurt him, unfortunately.”

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright went further Monday when he took to Twitter on Monday to say that he thinks Hill should be suspended, stating: “This is clearly intentional and getting fined isn’t enough. Im all for guys playing hard but I have zero tolerance for this.”

Wright tagged the NFL’s official Twitter page in his tweet and said “this needs to be addressed ASAP!!” and called it “dirty, dumb, malicious” and something that “can end someone’s season!”

Safety Quandre Diggs later quote-tweeted Wright’s tweet and said Hill “should’ve been thrown out.”

In comments to media who cover the Cowboys on Monday afternoon, Dallas coach Mike McCarthy defended Hill saying “there is zero intent for injury there. I want to make that clear.”

Instead, McCarthy indicated Hill just didn’t finish the tackle properly, saying he was “just trying to wrap and roll” and adding “you just continue to work on the fundamentals.”

Hill is a second-year player out of Central Florida and was a second-round pick in 2019.

Carroll said Monday that Carson suffered a first-degree strain of his knee and indicated he may not be out long but said “we’ll just have to say how that goes.”

Seahawks players may be particularly sensitive to Carson’s situation because he suffered season-ending injuries in two of his three seasons with the Seahawks.

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