The recipient of Seattle Seahawks debutants, DK Metcalf, needs knee surgery, but coach Pete Carroll has expressed optimism that he will not be put off for long.
"DK suffered a knee injury, which we found after a few days," Carroll told reporters on Sunday evening after losing by Seahawks in pre-season 25-19 with Vikings in Minneapolis. "It happened a few days ago. So there is something. We will work on it on Tuesday and quickly restore it. So we are disappointed because he had a fantastic start, but I don't "I think it won't derail him for a long time. But he has to work a bit, and we'll find out more about it when we get back to the city. "
Carroll said the doctors said that after examining the MRI results one should expect a quick recovery after surgery, although he did not provide detailed information on the nature of the injury.
Carroll said there was optimism that Metcalf could be ready for week 1. Metcalf was with the team in Minneapolis but did not play against the Vikings after participating in all practices that were open to the media last week; The Friday practice has been closed.
Świeżak in the second round Marquise Blair, who is trying to get started, left the game with what Carroll thought was back cramps.
"He had back cramps in the second half," said Carroll. "So I don't know what that means, but he had a game and his back tightened and became stronger and he couldn't come back."
Paxton Lynch, who competes with Geno Smith for support for Russell Wilson, also left the game after hitting the helmet from the helmet from the corner of Holton Hill, which was thrown.
"He went through [concussion] protocol, and he's still there, "said Carroll. – He felt like everything was fine, but he still needs to pass these tests, so we'll recognize the whole process and take care of it.
Metcalf, whom the Seahawks chose as the final choice of the second round after exchanging for 64th position, was the most impressive of their 11-man draft class. He quickly caught up during the off-season program and still stood out during the training camp, working regularly with crime number 1.
If Metcalf is not available to the September 9 regular seniors in a match against the Bengals, Jaron Brown and David Moore would be the most likely candidates to start alongside the first recipient, Tyler Lockett.
The Seahawk no longer have the defensive end of L.J. Collier, their first choice in the first round, because of a sprained ankle that could keep him from the side for the rest of the preseason, if not longer. This means that the top three Seattle types this year – Collier, Blair and Metcalf – are all dealing with injuries.
Lynch replaced Wilson (6 of 9, 82 yards) with Seattle's third mansion on Sunday. He was 6 out of 15 by 67 yards and was close to capturing, playing behind the wobbly offensive line before Hill hit sent him to the sideline. J.T. Barrett has taken control for the last four minutes and has intercepted 0 in 3 with interception.
Seattle signed a deal last week with Barrett, and Smith recovered from the surgery on August 9 to remove the cyst on his knee. Smith didn't play on Sunday.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he apologized to Carroll for hit Hill & # 39; and for Lynch.
"First of all, we don't want anyone hurt, so I told Pete I was sorry for the quarterback after the match," said Zimmer. "Second, he can't drop his head. But saying that when the playmaker uses the option, he should be honest, except to lower his head and hit him in the head. So if the quarterback lets you run, we should be able to hit them. He didn't hit him legally, but we have to hit these guys. "
The report uses information from Courtney Cronin ESPN.