Seahawks' Star Wide Receiver Carted to Locker Room

The Seattle Seahawks have been one of the league's pleasant surprises to this point in the regular season due in large part to their passing attack. That group took a serious hit in the first half of the team's Week 7 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf was carted to the locker room and quickly declared out with a knee injury. Metcalf twisted his knee after leaping for a pass attempt but went to the sidelines under his own power. He appeared in good spirits as he was helped onto a cart and escorted to the locker room, but the Seahawks promptly let it be known that he would not return.

Metcalf exited the game with the Seahawks holding a 17-7 lead. He had nabbed one of his two targets for 12 yards. In his absence, wide receivers Tyler Lockett and Marquise Goodwin will likely see increased targets alongside tight ends Will Dissly and Noah Fant.

Metcalf initially joined the Seahawks as their 64th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. He immediately established himself as one of the league's most overwhelming physical presences at wide receiver, totalling 3170 receiving yards and 29 receiving touchdowns across his first three seasons. He was off to another strong start this year, hauling in 30 of his 50 targets for 406 yards in his first six starts.

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