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.
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Prosise suffered a high-ankle sprain Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Pete Carroll said the injury comes with a six-week timeframe, but Prosise will have to spend at least eight weeks on IR, which means he won’t be eligible to return until the postseason. Carroll said Prosise will be racing with rookie running back Chris Carson to see who can come off IR first. Carson, who injured his ankle in Week 4, is eligible to return in Week 13.
“C.J. is a marvelous player and he just has not been able to stay healthy,” Carroll said, “so we’re going to give him the time to get well and heal it up.”
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.
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 most of the last five games because of a high-ankle sprain.
That’s why Carroll was incredulous while announcing after Seattle’s win over Arizona that Prosise had suffered a sprain in his other ankle, calling it “unbelievable.”
“I can’t even fathom how that happened to this poor kid,” Carroll said Thursday. “He’s trying to play football and he just can’t stay out there.”
Prosise has missed 14 of a possible 25 regular-season games for Seattle, which counts his two snaps in Week 7 against the New York Giants as a game played.