Pete Carroll comments on Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett’s injury status with week off on Nov. 17
The Seattle Seahawks suffered an injury scare on Monday with Tyler Lockett heading into the locker room in the second half. In his postgame press conference, Pete Carroll commented on Lockett’s injury status with the team’s bye week looming.
Pete Carroll: Tyler Lockett has a “bad” lower leg bruise that may keep him hospitalized in Bat Area tonight. Needs to get swelling controlled before flying. #Seahawks think should be OK after bye but TBD. @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/Qfr8mjFDJJ
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 12, 2019
Lockett sustained the injury in the fourth quarter after being tackled by the legs. The Seahawks’ go-to wide receiver immediately made his way into the locker room and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.
After the game, Carroll confirmed that Lockett had a lower leg contusion and that he would remain in San Francisco until he received treatment. The veteran head coach described the injury as severe due to the swelling in his leg.
Of course, when you have a situation like that, the last thing you want to do is put your player in harm’s way by having him get on a plane. The Seahawks will be hoping to receive positive news for their star wide receiver as the week progresses.
Fortunately for the Seahawks, their bye week comes in Week 11. If Lockett misses an extended period, Seattle will rely on a group of pass-catchers that includes D.K. Metcalf, Josh Gordon, David Moore and Malik Turner.
Nevertheless, they still have Russell Wilson under center, which always gives them a chance to win games. However, there’s no doubt that Wilson and Lockett are arguably the most dominant offensive duo in the NFL.
Before the injury, Lockett had totaled 62 receptions for 793 yards and six touchdowns. The Seahawks are hoping that they will have their dynamic wide receiver in Week 12 versus the Philadelphia Eagles.