Ever since rupturing his patellar tendon in Week 4 of the 2018 season against the Arizona Cardinals, fans have been hopeful that Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly could recover along the same timeline as Jimmy Graham. Graham, of course, suffered his own torn patellar tendon in Week 12 of the 2015 season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but recovered enough to be ready for Week 1 of the 2016 season.
On Thursday after the final day of the Seahawks minicamp portion of OTAs, head coach Pete Carroll took to the podium and provided an update on the status of Dissly’s recovery and return from the devastating injury.
Pete Carroll said TE Will Dissly should be ready for camp, but they'll be cautious and he might not be on the field the first week or so. No doubt about regular season. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) June 13, 2019
In short, barring a setback, Dissly may start training camp on the PUP list in order for the team to truly make certain he is ready to go for the season. However, at this point Carroll appears to have no doubts that Dissly will be back and ready to go Week 1 when the Hawks host the Cincinnati Bengals to open the season.
With so many players having missed practice time this offseason due to injuries or recovering from surgical procedures, it’s great to finally have a very positive injury update, and this news in particular is fantastic simply because of how well Dissly was playing prior to suffering the injury last season.