It took Rashaad Penny more than a year to return to a game with the Seattle Seahawks after hurting his knee against the Los Angeles Rams last December.
Penny tore the ACL on his left knee along with additional damage in his single touch from Seattle’s loss to the Rams on December 8, 2019. Penny spent the entire year 2020 on the list of physically unable to perform before being activated before victory last week the Washington football team.
Penny came from two of the best performances of his career in the weeks before his injury and he is thrilled to be back with the team for this year’s repechage.
“Being back has been a long way,” said Penny on Thursday. “I am very happy to be here and to be back and to be close to the team. As I told the guys, I was happier to travel. I was happy to be back in that feeling and just watch the game, first hand experience, instead of watching it on TV every weekend. ”
Penny, Seattle’s choice for the first round in 2018, ran for a career record of 129 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on November 24 last year. The following week, he ran for 74 yards and a touchdown and picked up four passes for 33 yards and another scoreboard. Penny, Chris Carson and CJ Prosise would all be lost due to injuries at the end of the season over an eight-day period, which required the team to bring Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin for the rest of the season.
Penny played six snaps in the 20-15 victory over Washington last week. He carried twice for six yards on his return to action.
“I’m getting used to going back and just playing ball again at the normal pace,” said Penny. “As I finished the last two weeks of last year, I’m just trying to get that feeling back and contribute in any way that this team needs my contribution.”