The Seattle Seahawks suffered a couple of injuries to the team on Sunday, with Brandon Shell leaving the game and DK Metcalf hobbling late.
In his postgame presser after the Seahawks’ disappointing 33-30 lost to the Tennessee Titans, head coach Pete Carroll gave an update on the injuries to both the offensive tackle and his burly wide receiver. Apparently, Shell sustained an ankle injury that forced him out for the rest of the fourth quarter and overtime, while Metcalf “banged his knee”–which was the reason he was limping off late in the contest.
Pete Carroll said Brandon Shell left the game with an ankle injury, didn't have an update on the severity. Said DK Metcalf, who was limping a bit late in the game, banged his knee. #Seahawks
— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 20, 2021
Carroll did not discuss the severity of the injuries, but fans should be able to get more details in the next few days as the Seahawks evaluate the two players.
Sure enough, the injuries to both Brandon Shell and DK Metcalf did not help the Seahawks as they blew a 14-point first-half lead and lost in overtime. Seattle looked to be on their way to victory after a 24-9 first half powered by Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett, but they scored just six points in the second half to allow the Titans to get back in the game and force overtime.
The Titans kept the momentum and did not waste their opportunity after winning the coin toss. As the team entered within field goal range, kicker Randy Bullock hit the game-winning field-goal for the three-point victory.
The Seahawks will surely be looking at the tape of their game to see everything that went wrong in the second half against the Titans. As for Shell and Metcalf, while Carroll and Co. will have them focused on their recovery, the team will also need them to play better and step up in the next game for them to get back to the win column.