The Seattle Seahawks suffered a major setback in their NFC West battle against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday when star running back Kenneth Walker III sustained an oblique injury. The incident occurred in the first quarter of the game, during a 6-yard run, and Walker clutched his left side before falling to the turf.
The Seahawks have listed Walker as doubtful to return with an oblique injury, which is a significant blow for the team. With Walker out of action, rookie running back Zach Charbonnet will be taking on the bulk of Seattle’s carries and is expected to be the lead back in Walker’s absence.
Walker had been instrumental in leading the Seahawks through nine games with 770 yards from scrimmage and seven touchdowns. He had built on his strong rookie campaign that produced 1,215 yards from scrimmage and nine touchdowns. His absence will undoubtedly have a significant impact on Seattle’s offense, particularly given that they are currently tied with the San Francisco 49ers atop the NFC West at 6-3.