Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett to have hand surgery, could return in coming weeks


Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett will have surgery to repair and stabilize a fracture in his hand, Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said Friday. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Carroll said Friday on Seattle Sports radio that Lockett suffered a broken hand, not necessarily a broken finger, late in the fourth quarter of the team’s 21-13 loss to the 49ers on Thursday night.
  • Lockett is leaving Seattle for the surgery, Carroll said, and has “a chance to get back quickly.”
  • Lockett leads Seattle in receiving yards (964) and touchdowns (eight) and is just one reception behind DK Metcalf (79) for the team lead.

What they’re saying

Seahawks quarterback called Metcalf “a leader on this team, leader on this offense.”

“And he’s a guy that we rely on, that I rely on,” quarterback Geno Smith said. “So, we have guys that are willing to step up. I look forward to seeing those guys step up in their new roles, but you can never replace a guy like Tyler. He’s done it for so long. He brings something to the game that not many guys can. I’m just pulling for him to get back as soon as possible.”

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