Seahawks Rookie RB Kenneth Walker III Dealing With Tough Injury

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The Seahawks rookie running behind Kenneth Walker III is expected to be a big contributor this upcoming season.

However, he needs to get healthy first.

Head coach Pete Carroll announced Tuesday evening that former Michigan State star Walker is battling a hernia injury.

The good news is that the medical staff on the team should be able to take care of it.

The bad news is that the status of Walkers Week 1 is up in the air.

"Kane has a little bit of a hernia that he's working on and we're going to have to go through that," Carroll said.

"So I don't know what to tell you yet, but it's something we can get into and all that.

We just have to make sure that he is fine with the opener we are shooting for. ,

Walker made his presidential debut in the team's opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers over the weekend.

He carried the rock five times for 19 yards.

Walker is expected to get significant playing time later this fall, but he must first split Carey with Rashad Penny.

He should eventually become Seattle's full-time running back.

For now, Walker just needs to get healthy. His Week 1 status is currently in jeopardy.