The Seattle Seahawks took a potentially significant blow amid a hot start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Pro Bowl receiver DK Metcalf left the game on a cart at the end of the first quarter while Seattle led, 17-0. The Seahawks almost immediately announced that he was ruled out of the game with a knee injury. Head coach Pete Carroll told reporters after the game that X-Rays on Metcalf's knee were negative and that he was scheduled to undergo further testing when the team returned from to Seattle. The Seahawks won the game, 37-23.
Metcalf entered the game having tallied 30 catches for 406 yards and two touchdowns through six games on a surprisingly potent Seahawks offense that ranked 10th in the NFL behind quarterback Geno Smith with 24.3 points per game. Metcalf secured one catch for 12 yards before leaving the game.
A Pro Bowler in 2020, Metcalf has finished in Seattle's top-two in receiving yardage alongside Tyler Lockett since he joined the league as a breakout rookie in 2019. Any extended absence would put a strain on Seattle's offense.