Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett breaks his finger in 49ers loss

SEATTLE — If the Seahawks are going to turn their last slide in time to make the playoffs, they will probably do without Tyler Lockett.

Seattle’s leading receiver broke a bone in his finger late in the team’s 21-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. Coach Pete Carroll said the team is still trying to determine the best course of action, and Lockett may have surgery in hopes of returning sometime this season.

Carroll said the injury is a spiral fracture and that it is “very similar” to a fracture that goes all the way back Rashad Benny He struggled in training camp in 2018. Penny was injured on August 13, had surgery two days later and returned in the Seahawks’ opener on September 9.

Carroll said Lockett believes he can return in two weeks.

“There are two different ways to do the surgery,” Carroll said. “One way is to give him a chance to come back. Remember, Rashad Benny… had a similar injury, very similar. So they’ve already brought up this idea and they’re going to talk about all the options and all that and we’re going to love him and take care of him. Whatever’s the right thing to do to take care of him, we’ll do it.” “.

Carroll said Lockett would need surgery at some point but wouldn’t confirm it would be right away, saying the receiver “wasn’t really excited” about the option.

The Seahawks also lost a nose tackle Brian Moon What Carroll called a “major” ACL injury. He had no update on the linebacker Jordin Brookswho was pulled from the game in the second half due to a sore neck.

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Carroll said Lockett was injured on the last car ride in Seattle. He finished with seven catches for 68 yards, snapping his franchise-record streak of six consecutive games with a receiving touchdown. He leads the Seahawks with 964 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, while his 78 catches are one behind. DK Metcalfe.

Lockett, 30, has missed just two games in eight NFL seasons, one due to a broken leg in late 2016 and another due to COVID-19 last year.

“I can’t understand playing without Tyler,” said Carroll. “I’ve had a chance to hang out with him, just to try and convey what it’s like to work with a guy like that for so long. He’s a great player. He’s not in terrible pain. He just had a broken hand. You feel sorry for him, but he’s a great footballer and a member of the The team, a member of the community, our neighborhood, our fans…and we’ll miss him for everything he’s missed.”

Lockett is in his first season as an attacking captain.

“It’s miserable,” said Salameh. Quandre Diggs, one of Lockett’s closest friends in the Seahawks. “Especially a guy like that gives everything he’s got. The things he does for the organization, that he does for this team, he’s one of the loud leaders, he’s a leader for a reason. He’s done it for a long time. He’s someone I have a lot of respect for. I’ll be there for him.” Yes, of course.”

Lockett’s absence will push the veteran Marquis Godwin From No. 3 to the second round, behind Metcalfe. Carroll said the sophomore receiver DeSkridge About to come back from the broken hand that landed him on injured reserve. He is eligible to return next week.

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The 49ers clinched a win from the NFC West and gave the Seahawks their fourth loss in five games after a 6-3 start. They are currently one place in the NFC standings, behind leaders Washington (7-5-1) and New York Giants (7-5-1) in the wild card standings.

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