Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett was not able to return to Seattle with the team following Monday's victory over the San Francisco 49ers, the result of a leg contusion that caused him to be hospitalized as a precaution.
The injury is not, however, one that is expected to affect Lockett's availability after the bye, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said a day after his team's 27-24 overtime victory in Santa Clara.
"He's going to stay another day, he'll be there again tonight just for precautionary reasons," Carroll said. "He's better than he was yesterday. Our people think he's going to be fine to play. He'll need the rest of this week to make sure everything goes away, but he should be fine to play next week."
That's obviously very good news for Lockett and the Seahawks, because as Carroll noted, "we're a different looking team when he's not out there."
Carroll also gave an update on tight end Luke Willson, who left the game with a hamstring injury in the first half.
"Luke's got a legitimate hamstring," Carroll said. "Legit meaning it's not just a little cramp or something; it showed up in the MRI testing of it. So it might be a couple of weeks for him, we'll have to wait and see."
The Seahawks do have the option of activating Ed Dickson off of injured reserve to add depth at tight end. Dickson, who had knee surgery in August, has returned to practice but not yet been added to the 53-man roster.
"He's ready to go," Carroll said. "Fortunately if Luke is unable to play, then we like to think we could go right to Ed and get him rolling."