Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon during Sunday’s game.
Dissly left Seattle’s Week 6 matchup with the Cleveland Browns, not to return. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the worst outcome during the game.
Seahawks’ TE Will Dissly is done for the day – and the team fears a lot longer – with an Achilles injury.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 13, 2019
MRI confirmed a ruptured Achilles, making this Dissly’s second season-ending injury in as many years in the NFL. He tore his patella tendon last year in Week 4, causing him to miss the rest of 2018, and even be questionable for 2019.
This is a big blow to the Seahawks’ offense. Dissly was a regularly targeted player due to his reliability in the passing game. He hauled in 23 receptions on 27 targets in six games this year. He has a team-leading four touchdowns to one fumble.
Primarily a blocking tight end coming out of college, the Washington product already has six touchdowns to his name in only 10 career games. If he can stay healthy, he could develop into a top tight end in the NFL.
Seattle was already short on pass-catchers and may have already needed to make a trade before the deadline. Their over-achieving ways have been done in spite of not really having a number one receiver. If they want to continue this trend they will have to find someone else to be a threat, because playoff defenses will find their shortcomings quickly.
The next two men up are veteran Luke Willson and third-year player Jacob Hollister.
The Seahawks face the Ravens at home on Sunday, October 20. They currently sit at second in the NFC West at 5-1.
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