Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett will be out for the regular season and playoffs after suffering from a broken leg.
Multiple sources confirmed the bad news for the Seahawks and Lockett, who exited the game against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday.
Big blow for Seahawks
“Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is out for season and will require surgery on broken leg,” Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted Saturday.
Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett is out for season and will require surgery on broken leg.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 25, 2016
Another one on a brutal day: #Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett needs surgery on his broken leg, per coach Pete Carroll. He's done for season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 25, 2016
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) December 24, 2016
Watch Lockett’s painful injury:
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) December 24, 2016
“Pretty difficult. Obviously, Tyler being so close to the rest of us in the receivers’ room and knowing how hard he works and how dedicated he is to his teammates,” Fellow WR Doug Baldwin stated to ESPN. “To see him go down with the injury that he did was pretty devastating.”
The Lockett leg injury happened in the second quarter in the game versus the Cardinals. He caught a 28-yarer in the end zone and was tackled. The leg broke immediately and Lockett was in pain.
Meanwhile, other teammates also showed support for Lockett post-injury:
To God be all the glory no matter what. Prayers for my lil bro @TDLockett12 . Appreciate everything about him. Merry Christmas everyone.
— Jermaine Kearse (@JKearse_15) December 25, 2016
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll also confirmed the bad news and that they will miss Lockett for the rest of the season, including the playoffs. Kearse, Baldwin and Jimmy Graham are expected to get bulk of the load the rest of the year. Paul Richardson will also gain the chance to prove his worth.
This season, Lockett was a threat and opened options for other Seahawks. The 24-year-old receiver recorded 559 receiving yards on 39 catches with a touchdown.
The Seahawks lost to the Cardinals, 34-31 Saturday. They remained at the top of the NFC West with a 9-5-1 record. Seattle will finish the season against the San Francisco 49ers.
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