Three and out: Notes from Seahawks Week 7 victory over Chargers
By Almar Reyes
Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf leaves early with a knee injury
As mentioned earlier, it was not all cherry-on-top victory for the Seahawks as they lost their top wide receiver in the first quarter due to a knee injury. Although Seattle’s head coach Pete Carroll already said that DK will not need surgery, it is still a devastating loss for the Seahawks. Metcalf attracts the other team’s defenses and their top corners, making it possible for Seattle to spread the ball over more efficiently. Losing Metcalf for an extended period of time will make it much tougher for Geno to move the ball around.
When DK went down awkwardly in the first quarter after catching a ball near the goal line, it did not look good while every Seahawks fan hold their breath. Metcalf was immediately carted away, this time not for a bathroom break but for a serious injury. Initial reports were that DK Metcalf suffered a patellar tendon injury, and as per Pete Carroll, they are going to rehab the knee and see how DK’s body responds.
Let us hope for the best for DK Metcalf as he recovers from this injury, and for him to come back to the Seahawks healthier and be able to dominate and help Seattle push for the playoffs.