Having entered the 2018 NFL regular season with soreness in his left knee, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin left the team’s 27-24 loss against the Denver Broncos after suffering an injury to his right knee. Baldwin was rolled up on by the enormous defensive tackle Domata Peko, and the initial report was that Doug had suffered an MCL sprain.
We have a new update from ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, and I’m afraid it’s not exactly great news.
Seahawks’ WR Doug Baldwin has a Grade 2 partial MCL tear, per source. Team still trying to figure out how much time he will miss.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2018
The timetable is unknown, but we know he’s missing time for sure. University of California San Francisco says Grade 2 tear can take two-to-four weeks to heal.
This also surely means the Seahawks will promote Keenan Reynolds to the active roster, as they only have four healthy receivers at the moment. Reynolds has drawn comparisons to Doug Baldwin, and was even inadvertently mistaken for him when asked for an autograph signing in Denver.
Baldwin is just about irreplaceable on the Seahawks offense, and the struggles of the passing game on Sunday no doubt included #89’s absence from the game. He’d only missed two games in his entire career entering this season, and now his status for the next few weeks is uncertain.