On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks suffered a significant setback when leading running back Kenneth Walker III was injured during their game against the Los Angeles Rams. The injury occurred in the first quarter on a 6-yard run, and Walker was seen clutching his left side and falling to the turf. The Seahawks have listed him as questionable to return with an oblique injury.
This news is a blow to the Seahawks, who are currently tied with the San Francisco 49ers atop the NFC West with a record of 6-3. Walker has been instrumental in their success this season, leading the team through nine games with 770 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns. His performance built on a strong rookie campaign that produced 1,215 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns.
The severity of Walker’s injury is not yet clear, but it leaves the Seahawks without one of their top offensive weapons. In his absence, rookie running back Zach Charbonnet has taken over for most of Seattle and is expected to continue leading in Walker’s absence.