On Sunday the Seattle Seahawks stayed in second place in the NFC West by defeating the Cleveland Browns 32-28, but it appears there will be a new starting tight end for the team when the Baltimore Ravens visit in Week 7. After a torrid start to the season that saw Will Dissly haul in 23 receptions for 262 yards and four touchdowns over the first five games of the year, according to reports his season is now likely over after suffering an Achilles injury in Week 6.
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
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll called the injury “devastating” and is an extremely hard pill to swallow just a half dozen games into his return from a patellar tendon injury he suffered in Week 4 of the 2018 season. After having been relatively healthy and avoiding serious injuries that would land players on injured reserve over the first five weeks of the season, the Hawks now seem likely to have a second young player head to IR in just a matter of days. According to ProFootballDoc, his belief is that Dissly’s season is finished for this year.
Obviously, until the team makes it official, we’ll hold out hope for a return during the 2019 campaign, however, at this point it appears overwhelmingly like that his season is done. Between Dissly, Anthony McCoy and Jimmy Graham, I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something in the water in Seattle that might make tight ends susceptible to serious tendon injuries.