The Seattle Seahawks suffered a major setback when lead running back Kenneth Walker III left the game early with an oblique injury. The injury occurred during the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams when Walker ran for 6 yards and then clutched his left side before falling to the turf. He was listed as doubtful to return, a blow for a team fighting for the top spot in the NFC West.
The severity of the injury was not immediately clear, but rookie running back Zach Charbonnet took over most of the carries after Walker left the game and is expected to be the lead back until Walker is able to return. This injury comes as a setback for the team, who were tied with the San Francisco 49ers at the top of the NFC West.
Walker had been a key player for the Seahawks, leading the team with 770 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns in the nine games leading up to the injury. His absence will leave a big hole in Seattle’s offense, which has relied heavily on his performance this season. With just one game remaining in their regular-season schedule,