Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks rookie RB, has broken finger

Rashaad Penny, Seattle Seahawks rookie RB, has broken finger

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Penny flew to Philadelphia last night and is having surgery to fix the finger injury that includes a broken bone first thing Wednesday morning.

"I think so", Schottenheimer said.

The Seahawks selected Penny out of San Diego State University with the 27th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, after he rushed for 2,248 yards and a whopping 23 touchdowns during his senior season. "I haven't heard yet, but I think so".

Prior to the injury, Penny was battling Chris Carson to be Seattle's top running back.

Penny had 16 yards on eight carries in his National Football League preseason debut last week in a 19-17 loss to the Colts.

Following practice, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer was asked about Penny's departure and whether or not he was OK.

In April, Penny became only the third running back the Seahawks drafted in the first round, after Curt Warner and Shaun Alexander. He appeared to suffer the injury during Monday's practice at Seahawks headquarters in Renton. When pressed about his readiness for Week 1's contest against the Broncos, Carroll made it clear he expects Penny to suit up. Likely, there will be an update on Penny's status by then.

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