Tyler Lockett The possibility exists that he could be back on field next week.
The Seattle Seahawks After suffering a broken bone from his hand on Monday, the wide receiver is looking forward to his return. Coach Pete Carroll said the team’s leading receiver shouldn’t be out long — even potentially for next week’s matchup with the New York Jets.
Lockett was injured in the fracture of the bone that connects with his index finger. 49ers Thursday night
In his eighth season with the Seahawks, the 30-year-old has a record-setting 964 yards and eight touchdowns as a team. He had 68 yards on seven receptions against the 49ers, which marked Seattle’s fourth loss in five games.
Seattle, sitting at 7-7, is just one spot back from the NFC’s final wildcard spot headed into its game with the Chiefs. A quick Lockett recovery could be all that is needed in the final playoff push.
“That’s the first thing that came out of them — that there’s a chance [he can return] — from the docs. So we’ll see what happens,” Carroll said. “That sounds crazy miraculous, but they secured it in a way that they know that he can already start moving his hand and stuff like that. We’ll keep our fingers crossed. We’ll keep our fingers crossed.”