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Seahawks fear another torn Achilles for Anthony McCoy

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Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy spent all of last season on injured reserve after suffering a torn left Achilles in the offseason. Now the Seahawks fear McCoy has torn his right Achilles.

PFT’s Curtis Crabtree is at Seahawks camp and reports that McCoy collapsed to the ground during full team drills and laid face down on the turf for a few minutes before he was carted off the field. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed afterward that it appears serious.

“Early indications are he hurt his other Achilles,” Carroll said. “If it is what they think it is, it’s just a real heartbreaker. He worked so hard to get back and all. If it was the same Achilles you might understand it but we think it’s the other one. So we’ll see what happens.”

McCoy played for Carroll at USC and was a sixth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2010. After not seeing much playing time early in his career, McCoy started to come on in 2012, when he caught 18 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns. But now it appears that he’s about to miss his second season in a row.

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29 Responses to “Seahawks fear another torn Achilles for Anthony McCoy”
  1. bonnovi says: Jul 29, 2014 4:17 PM

    Make that the fourth torn ligament at NFL training camps so far. (If confirmed.)

  2. notthetroll says: Jul 29, 2014 4:18 PM

    idc what you think about the Seahawks, this sucks. Hang in there, dude.

  3. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 29, 2014 4:21 PM

    Dang gum it!

    Was really looking forward to seeing him this year. Tight end is really thin for the Hawks, even before this injury. Get better McCoy. You will be missed.

  4. afcdomination says: Jul 29, 2014 4:25 PM

    that’s a real shame. best wishes in recovery. that is no fun. they try so hard to prevent these things in practice but freak injuries happen. real unfortunate reality of the game

  5. dennisatunity says: Jul 29, 2014 4:29 PM

    When that happens, I never understand if it is just bad luck, or if someone doesn’t stretch properly, or something else. Anyway, it is a shame to have this dream to play in the NFL, to make it there, and then to have all this happen. All the best to him.

  6. scoobaj says: Jul 29, 2014 4:30 PM

    Time for Luke Willson to be a first option type TE along with Miller

  7. notan9ner says: Jul 29, 2014 4:35 PM

    Thats what happens when you put a sorry reporter like Crabtree at the hawks camp.

  8. 6ball says: Jul 29, 2014 4:36 PM

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    Because teams carry so few tight ends on the roster, you can get real thin real quick due to injuries.
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  9. Marshawn Lunch says: Jul 29, 2014 4:38 PM

    Yep, Wilson to Willson. Go Hawks!

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    @dennisatunity,

    I think a lot of injuries happen now because the players push themselves to the point of being seriously oversized.

    You take someone who weighs 150-200 pounds and they twist their ankle or knee and they might have a sprain, maybe not even serious.

    You take one of these huge guys and they twist their ankle or knee while they’re running and they have so much torque going on they twist farther and faster so they tear the ligament rather than just having a sprain.

  11. coachkilla6 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:44 PM

    Jermichael Finley on line 1…

  12. deltaoracle says: Jul 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    Makes sense Harrison. And yet women Basketball players seem to get ACL tears more often than men do.
    Anyway, best wishes to McCoy.

  13. isaidjoemontegna says: Jul 29, 2014 4:48 PM

    Never good when anyone goes down for the season. I don’t rejoice in a rival team losing players like others might. That’s pretty sick. Get well McCoy!

  14. calhounlambeau says: Jul 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    A ligament is not a tendon. They’re different.

  15. schmitty2 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:54 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:Jul 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    @dennisatunity,

    I think a lot of injuries happen now because the players push themselves to the point of being seriously oversized.

    You take someone who weighs 150-200 pounds and they twist their ankle or knee and they might have a sprain, maybe not even serious.

    You take one of these huge guys and they twist their ankle or knee while they’re running and they have so much torque going on they twist farther and faster so they tear the ligament rather than just having a sprain.

    So by your logic every football player needs to be 150-200lbs ?

  16. nbarber2013 says: Jul 29, 2014 4:55 PM

    Sad to hear, but now we can go get Jermichael Finley

  17. GreenAndBlueMakesMeSpew says: Jul 29, 2014 4:59 PM

    McAuDrDsEeN – But seriously, I do hate all these major injuries and feel bad for the players. Hope McCoy has a speedy recovery and look forward to our continued rivalry

  18. dennisatunity says: Jul 29, 2014 5:25 PM

    harrisonhits2
    ______________________________
    Thanks. That was a good set of observations.

  19. Bill Belitext says: Jul 29, 2014 5:30 PM

    deltaoracle says: Jul 29, 2014 4:47 PM

    Makes sense Harrison. And yet women Basketball players seem to get ACL tears more often than men do.
    Anyway, best wishes to McCoy.
    ============================

    If I am not mistaken, there is a reason women tear their acl more often than men. It is something to do with the hips. Women have wider hips for child birth, putting more strain on the knee because the angle from the hips to the feet is significantly increased from that of a man whose legs go almost straight down.

  20. purpleguy says: Jul 29, 2014 5:32 PM

    Maybe he was just standing too close to Percy Harvin.

  21. tap79 says: Jul 29, 2014 5:35 PM

    They will keep hurt players around to warm the bench but they wont pay our star RB who is the heart and soul of the offense……… Pff sure hope they can maintain their championship

  22. higheriqthanyou says: Jul 29, 2014 5:45 PM

    Didn’t think the class would last.

    Get better AM.

  23. scw1993 says: Jul 29, 2014 5:57 PM

    Yeah, feel better McCoy…hope it’s not as serious as it looks. Always hate these injuries, some of these guys just can’t catch a break.

    Btw Seahawk fans…since you have received zero credit for winning the SB…here’s my congrats to a game not only well-played, but wicked entertaining. Perhaps someday, when people look back, you’ll finally get the credit you deserve.

  24. qdog112 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:15 PM

    That happens because the player doesn’t trust the repaired leg, which is now stronger than the other one.

    Achilles repair is not a complicated surgery and when it is done, it’s a solid repair. I speak from experience on this. There is no question that I trust my repaired Achilles more than the other one.

    It is tighter and stronger than before. I wish him good luck. It’s a long, tough rehab ahead.

  25. fordmandalay says: Jul 29, 2014 6:36 PM

    That shouldn’t happen to anybody. Man that’s terrible.

  26. beastmode5150 says: Jul 29, 2014 6:37 PM

    Watched it happen, it’s gone.

  27. seadawgs72 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:33 PM

    @Harrisonhits2

    That’s an excellent hypothesis. I buy it.

    @scw1993

    As a longtime Hawk fan that’s seen mostly mediocre to really bad times i really appreciate your comment. Its also nice to see there is some integrity on this sight. Kind words are not often seen here or anywhere on the web where there are comment sections. I want to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed. As a matter of fact this whole thread had been nothing but class. I like it.

  28. trollhammer20 says: Jul 29, 2014 7:39 PM

    This really sucks. Very early in his career, he was kind of shaky, dropping a lot of passes, and it was nice to see him putting that behind him and coming into his own as a player. While he may never be a guy who has 60 catches a season, he is a strong blocker and an ideal #2 TE.

    Hoping for a speedy recovery, and maybe he can make a run at it again next year.

  29. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: Jul 29, 2014 7:41 PM

    Man, is this guy’s achilles tendon his Achilles’ Heel or what?

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