Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf getting ‘sore leg checked out’
Per Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, general manager John Schneider said on the Seahawk’s pregame show that Metcalf wouldn’t play against the Vikings, as he gets his sore leg is getting checked out. He also noted that “we’re going to protect some guys this evening.”
DK Metcalf Hype Train taking a night off. #Seahawks GM John Schneider on @710ESPNSeattle team pregame show says rookie WR will not play tonight, needs to get a sore leg checked out. He practiced Friday. Team had a closed practice Saturday before flying here. @thenewstribune
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) August 18, 2019
Metcalf has practiced with the team as late as Friday, according to Bell. The former Ole Miss Rebel is on pace to be the team’s starting X-receiver come Week 1, as the rookie has impressed all offseason long.
After Metcalf’s preseason debut against the Denver Broncos on August 8th. Though he caught one ball for eight yards, he earned a rave review from quarterback Russell Wilson after.
“He can make a lot of plays,” Wilson said, per NFL.com’s Jeremy Bergman. “You saw in the game, he’s a fingernail off of two massive, big plays. I think he’s going to be really special for us. I think, the key for him is, a key for any great, highly touted player and anybody really is to remain humble and keep working. That’s just the key.
He’s got great humility. He’s got great poise. He’s confident. He’s competitive, as you can imagine. He’s got all the athletic ability in the world and so it’s our job to give him a chance and let him make plays.”
Metcalf’s injury isn’t considered severe; instead, the Seahawks are likely sitting him with precaution. So, one can bet he’ll continue to impress Wilson soon.