Seahawks Give Update on DK Metcalf’s Injury Scare

DK Metcalf

Getty DK Metcalf is dealing with a knee injury.

The only negative during the Seattle Seahawks’ dominant win over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 7 was the injury to DK Metcalf. The star playmaker was carted off the field at the end of the first quarter with a knee injury and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed that the early results from the X-rays “showed nothing,” but Metcalf will undergo further testing in Seattle.

“He came down on his knee in an odd way,” Carroll explained during his October 23, 2022 postgame press conference. “X-rays showed nothing there, but we’re going to have take him back and get him tested and checked out with MRIs and all that stuff to make sure. So, we’ll have to wait and see. Can’t tell you, sorry.”

Here is a look at the play where Metcalf is believed to have sustained the knee injury.

The Seahawks Have Faith in Goodwin ‘If DK’s Gonna Take a Little Bit’

Carroll was pressed for more details on Metcalf’s injury, but the coach indicated the team knows very little about the severity of the wideout’s knee. Metcalf will undergo an MRI when the team returns to Seattle after the X-rays did not reveal a serious injury.

Carroll admitted that Metcalf could be forced to miss time. The Seahawks coach indicated that the team has faith in Marquise Goodwin’s ability to step up, “if DK’s gonna take a little bit to get back.”

“Well, he did something to his knee,” Carroll added. “His knee wasn’t feeling right, and he had landed funny. That’s kind of all I know about it right now. I’m thrilled that there was nothing on the X-rays. We had one test, and we gotta get another test when we get back that the MRI thing will show.”

Metcalf Is ‘Smiling & in Good Spirits’

Seahawks safety Ryan Neal indicated that Metcalf remains in good spirits and believes the injury does not appear to be serious. Seattle hosts the Giants in Week 8 on October 30 in an NFC showdown.

“Ryan Neal said DK Metcalf told him in the locker room at halftime, ‘I’m alright,'” ESPN’s Brady Henderson tweeted. “Said Metcalf was smiling and in good spirits. ‘That’s a good sign for anybody.’”

Metcalf had one reception for 12 yards prior to exiting the game. The Seahawks star playmaker notched 31 receptions for 418 yards and two touchdowns through the first seven games of 2022.

Walker Had a Breakout Performance With 168 Yards & 2 TDs vs. Chargers

If Metcalf is forced to miss time, the Seahawks may have found part of their solution to helping replace the receiver’s offensive production. Rookie running back Ken Walker III had a breakout performance against the Chargers notching 23 carries for 168 rushing yards and two touchdowns during his second career start. Walker has stepped up in a major way after the team’s previous RB1 Rashaad Penny was lost for the season.

Although they play different positions, we could see Seattle lean a little more on the team’s rushing attack if Metcalf is sidelined. The Seahawks 2022 draft class is on pace to be one of the best of the Carroll-John Schneider era in Seattle.

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