Thursday night’s upset loss for the Seattle Seahawks added that one of their best players may have been lost for the season.
Wide receiver Tyler Lockett suffered a broken finger against the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll announced after the game, and there is uncertainty as to whether he will be able to play again this season.
“Tyler Lockett broke a bone in his hand, his index finger,” Carroll said. “It’s legal and all that. We have to find out what is the right way. I can’t even understand it. I can’t fathom playing without Tyler.”
Carroll later explained that it was a spiral crack in Lockett’s first metacarpal, which he likely sustained when he went for a low catch on the Seahawks’ final play with just 3:47 left.
Not long after the end of the game, in Carroll’s opinion, nothing was decided about the upcoming treatment. The veteran head coach explained that there were “a few different ways” they could have done the surgery and given Lockett a chance to return this season. However, Lockett had yet to decide which type of surgery, if at all, he was going to undergo. Lockett did tell Carol that he expected to be back in two weeks.
Lockett had seven catches for 68 yards on the night, with his six-game streak ending with a touchdown.
For the season, Lockett has 78 receptions for a team-high 964 yards.
The Seahawks (7-7) have three games remaining and are currently one spot out of the NFC playoff bubble.