Seahawks WR D.K. Metcalf dealing with an oblique injury
The Seattle Seahawks heald a team scrimmage to end the week of practice. Unfortunately, wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was among the notable players absent.
The scrimmage would have made for a prime stage for Metcalf. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, head coach Pete Carroll revealed he is dealing with an oblique injury:
But the wait for a public debut of Metcalf in a Seattle uniform will have to wait as Metcalf watched from the sidelines due to what coach Pete Carroll called “a little oblique strain’’ suffered on the last play in practice on Friday.
Carroll added that he is optimistic about Metcalf’s return to practice to start the week.
“I’m not sure about that,’’ Carroll said of Metcalf practicing again on Monday. “But we are shooting for that.’’
While Metcalf’s absence from the scrimmage was unfortunate, it is encouraging to see that the injury is not deemed to be too serious. The Seahawks were able to secure the dynamic, young wideout and the second round of the 2019 NFL Drat and have high hopes that he can serve as an immediate contributor. This could be why they were taking a cautious approach with his injury.
Metcalf made a name for himself during the NFL Combine thanks to his rare blend of size, speed, and overall athleticism. Regardless, he was still seen as a risky bet do to his status as a hit or miss prospect. Although he was unable to flash his skill set this time around, fans are looking forward to his return the start of the preseason next week.