The Seahawks earned a road victory on Sunday to move into first place in the NFC West, and the good news continued a day later in the form of positive news about receiver DK Metcalf.
Metcalf left Sunday's win over the Chargers with a knee injury, and was quickly ruled out after being carted to the locker room—often times a sign of a significant injury. After the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said X-rays didn't show anything but that an MRI was needed to know the severity of the injury, and on Monday that MRI revealed positive news about the Pro-Bowl receiver.
"We got a really good report this morning that he does not need surgery," Carroll said on his weekly radio show on Seattle Sports 710 AM. "He hurt his patellar tendon some—there's some thought that there's been an old injury and some stuff that's complicating it, but it's a great report."
Carroll said there's no timeline for how much time, if any, Metcalf will miss, but Metcalf seems intent on missing no time, though Carroll doesn't yet know if that's realistic.
"I was just with him in the training room and he's really positive about it," Carroll said. "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. He's determined to practice on Wednesday. I can't imagine that that's where we are, we don't know. I told him to be a hard head about it, and I'll try to help him not hurt himself as we go through the process."
As expected, Carroll said they won't know the status of Nick Bellore or Phil Haynes, both of whom left the game with concussions, until later in the week.
Check out the best sights from the sideline and locker room following a 37-23 win over the Chargers in Los Angeles.