Morris Takes Over at RB for Seahawks as Curse of Super Bowl Loser Possibly Lives
Maurice Morris takes over as the Seattle Seahawks' starting tailback for Sunday night's game at Chicago, with reigning league most valuable player Shaun Alexander sidelined for at least a couple weeks because of a broken bone in his foot.
A bone scan taken today showed a small crack in a non-weight-bearing bone in Alexander's left foot, according to Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren. Alexander had been playing with a bone bruise in the foot suffered in the season-opening game. He missed two days of practices last week but played in Sunday's triumph over the New York Giants, apparently worsening the injury.
The Seahawks are 3-0 as they try to avoid becoming the sixth straight Super Bowl loser to follow up with a losing record the next season.
It's possible that Alexander will miss only one game, given that the Seahawks have their bye week after they play the also-unbeaten Bears.
"You lose the MVP for a while, it's a hit," Holmgren said at a news conference. "Let's face it: He's the MVP. We're not going to sugarcoat it."
Alexander ran for 1,880 yards and 27 touchdowns last season but has only 187 yards and two touchdowns in three games this season.
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