Week 7 was a tough one around the NFL as there were a lot of big named players that went down with injuries of varying severities. One of the players who unfortunately got hurt was Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, DK Metcalf.
Metcalf was hurt late in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. He was attempting to make a leaping catch near the end zone when he came down awkwardly on his left knee. It didn’t take long for him to be ruled out for the remainder of the game after making it to the sideline and being carted to the locker room.
There was some concern that the injury was going to be a severe one, but it sounds like Metcalf has avoided that. According to head coach Pete Carroll, Metcalf injured his patellar some but the team received a really good report from the scans done Monday.
“I was just with him in the training room and he’s really positive about it. I don’t know what that means in terms of coming back and how soon and all of that, but his attitude is exactly where you would want it to be. … Anyway, so I told him to be hard-head about it and I’ll try to help him not hurt himself as we go through the process,” Carroll said.
The Seahawks have a huge game this weekend against the visiting New York Giants. Big Blue comes into the game with a 6-1 record, making this the only matchup of the week that pits two teams with winning records against each other.
Metcalf is going to do everything that he can to be out there with his teammates this weekend. While making an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Jordan Schultz revealed that he spoke to Metcalf, who said he was feeling good. While it will be tough for him to go against the Giants, he wants to play.
Having DK Metcalf on the field against the Giants would be a huge boost for the Seahawks. Their wide receiver group is pretty banged up as Tyler Lockett is dealing with a hamstring injury and Penny Hart missed last week with a hamstring injury of his own.
If he does miss the game, expect veteran Marquise Goodwin to step into the lineup for him once again. Goodwin came up huge against the Chargers, catching four passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.