Injury Update on Seahawks Wide Receiver

The Seattle Seahawks can breathe a sigh of relief. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport provided an update on wide receiver Tyler Lockett's recovery from a broken finger Friday afternoon, and it's apparently possible the star could be back as soon as Week 17.

Lockett suffered the finger injury in the Seahawks' 21-13 Thursday Night Football loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He nabbed seven of his nine targets for 68 yards.

At 7-7, the Seahawks are just outside the playoffs in the current NFC standings, so they'll need all the help they can get in the coming weeks. Lockett is their leading receiver with 964 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, so an extended absence could easily sink the Seahawks. They play the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, and Los Angeles Rams in the coming weeks.

Lockett joined the Seahawks as their 69th overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. An explosive complementary receiver in his early years, he eventually became one of the league's most efficient targets, nabbing 312 receptions for 4251 yards and 36 touchdowns from 2018 to 2021. His exceptional play has survived the departure of long-term Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson; Lockett has averaged a career-high 68.9 receiving yards per game over his 14 starts this season.

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