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Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett Eyeing Quick Return Following "Perfect" Surgery

An update on Tyler Lockett’s surgery and other Seahawks injuries from head coach Pete Carroll.


Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett had surgery on his injured hand on Monday, a procedure that should give him a chance at a quick return, Pete Carroll said Tuesday.

"He had his surgery, and the doc says it was perfect," Carroll said. "He had a lot of work done, but it's very, very secure, so they feel very good about him coming back quickly."

While Lockett won't make it back for Saturday's game against the Chiefs, Carroll said doctors do think the receiver has a shot to be back for Seattle's Week 17 game against the Jets.

"That's the first thing that came out of them, from the docs, that there's a chance (at being back for Week 17), so we'll see what happens," Carroll said. "That sounds crazy, miraculous, but they secured it a way that they know that he can already start moving his hand and stuff like that, so we'll see what happens. We'll keep our fingers crossed."

Realizing the unintentional pun, Carroll grinned and said, "Sorry."

As for the rest of Seattle's injury situation, Carroll said defensive tackle Al Woods, who missed last week's game with an Achilles injury, is still sore and won't practice Tuesday, and it won't be until later in the week that they know his status.

"He's still sore," Carroll said. "He's sore and we're going to have to wait the week out and see what happens later on, but he can't go today."

Linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who came out of Thursday's game with a neck injury, will practice Tuesday.

"He's practicing, so we'll see how it turns out for the week, but he's really determined to play," Carroll said.

Running back Kenneth Walker III, who returned from an ankle injury last week, will also be held out Tuesday.

"He made it through the week and was a little sore coming out," Carroll said. "We'll see how this week goes, we've got to give him every day to get back."

Running back DeeJay Dallas, who has missed the past two games with a high ankle sprain, is pushing to get back, though it remains to be seen if that will happen.

"He says he does," Carroll said when asked if Dallas has a chance to play this week. "He's clamoring for it. You've got to love the guy, he's all over it. He's trying to talk the trainers into letting him do everything before they want him to. If it can happen, he'll make that happen."

Carroll said safety Ryan Neal, who has been playing through a sore knee the past two games, won't practice on Tuesday but is hoping to once again be ready for game action.

"He's hobbling a little bit," Carroll said. "The work hit him hard. He's not ready to practice today. But we know he can do it and come back and play well, but we're days away from that at this point."

Seahawks linebacker Uchenna Nwosu visited the Boys and Girls Club where he talked about how reading is important, gave each student books, and unveiled the NWOSU reading corner on December 5, 2022.

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