DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One

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Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf did not play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Vikings. It turns out there was a good reason for his absence.

He had his knee checked out and learned he needs surgery.

“DK’s got an injury to his knee that we found after a couple of days. It happened a few days back,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed after Seattle’s 25-19 loss to the Vikings. “We’re going to do some work on it probably Tuesday and get him back in a hurry. We’re disappointed for him, because he was off to a fantastic start, but I don’t think this is going to derail him for long. But he does have to have some work done, and we’ll know more about that when we get back into town.”

The Seahawks are holding out hope that Metcalf can return in time for the season opener.

Metcalf, a second-round choice, played 26 snaps in the preseason opener and made one catch for 8 yards. The Seahawks, though, are expecting a lot out of Metcalf as they attempt to replace Doug Baldwin.

19 responses to “DK Metcalf to undergo knee surgery, still could play Week One

  1. Sounds like a knee scope. If that’s the case he wont play week 1, Hasson Reddick had his scope in early August and while he will be ready for week 1 he’s had to miss the pre-season because of it. It’s a 4 week deal.

  2. 1 catch for 8 yards, and he caught fewer than 50% of the passes thrown his way. He is their best receiver? No wonder the 35 million dollar man could only score 3 points in his preseason debut. They really miss Dougie’s dance moves.

  3. I said when he was drafted that Metcalf would tear an ACL within his first two years, and I still stand by that. He has great straight-line speed, but he has no lateral agility whatsoever, and his the way his physique is built, he’s going to ruin his knees trying to make the sharp cuts that are required as a wide receiver in the NFL.

  4. Knee surgery already? Lol
    Seattle is a 7 win team, maybe. No passrush, average receivers at best, questions in the secondary.

  5. wrsawy says:
    August 19, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Seattle is a 7 win team, maybe. No passrush, average receivers at best, questions in the secondary.
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    I cannot claim to know the details of all their personnel, but Seattle has a top 5 NFL Head Coach, arguably #2 behind BB.

    They also have a top 5 starting QB.

    That combination alone can get a team a winning record in the NFL, unless the rest of the personnel is complete trash.

  6. A receiver that spent over half of his time in college dealing with one injury or another is now injured just a couple weeks into his NFL career? I for one am shocked!

  7. wrsawy says:
    August 19, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Seattle is a 7 win team, maybe. No passrush, average receivers at best, questions in the secondary.
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    You’re not wrong on the secondary questions. Their WR’s are always slept on but are very solid in the scheme.

    As for the 7 wins…that 4-7 win claim happens every single year and somehow some way they continue to have a winning record. I wouldn’t make the mistake of continuing to count them out.

  8. @pdway, both 2nd rounders. Blair out now as well. Metcalf looks to be a CJ Prosise clone. I hope as soon as he has his second issue after coming back from this knee ‘thing’ in the first 3 weeks of the reg season, they IR him and make sure to keep Ursua, Jennings, and Turner because availability is 90% of the game in the NFL.

  9. Jon R says:
    August 19, 2019 at 8:03 am
    I said when he was drafted that Metcalf would tear an ACL within his first two years, and I still stand by that. He has great straight-line speed, but he has no lateral agility whatsoever, and his the way his physique is built, he’s going to ruin his knees trying to make the sharp cuts that are required as a wide receiver in the NFL.
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    Metcalf is way to big for the position he plays. He could slim down a bit and still keep a lot of muscle mass. He needs to slim down a bit so that he is more fluid or rather can more easily play more fluid in and out of the cuts required of an NFL WR. He’s built like a DE, he needs to lose a good amount of that muscle mass, he looks like a DE problem is he’s a WR.

  10. Scope would be a 3 week minimum (and we’re talking super healing to meet 3 weeks).

    That already puts him passed week 1.

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