The tweet went on to quote Carroll: "That’s a surgery that can get him back somewhere late in the spring. That’s what I’ve heard. So we’ll see what happens with that." We reported earlier today the team was prepared to use a committee in Week 11 instead of a bigger workload for Collins, but Penny injured his hamstring on his first run and the team split reps with Collins and Dallas for the most part. It looks like the Seattle backfield is going to come with risks for the rest of the season in terms of workload. Penny's hamstring injury is said to be minor.
The story said the Seahawks wanted to go with a backfield committee, and that may have included Penny based on him getting the start. The story went on to say the team still did use a committee with Dallas and Collins (who's been their primary back since Chris Carson went down). Each played 18 of 49 snaps. Travis Homer played five snaps. Pete Carroll didn't have an update postgame on Penny's injury, the story went on to say. With Carson lost for the season, Penny could have fantasy value if he can get healthy, and stay healthy. However, with the Seahawks sinking in the standings, it could shift to a committee with an eye toward 2022.