Saturday the Seattle Seahawks start off the 2021 preseason when they face off against the Las Vegas Raiders in their first time on the field since the loss to the division rival Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Obviously much of the attention of fans and observers will be on the Seattle offense under the direction of new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron in an attempt to understand what 2021 could bring for the team. However, Friday afternoon head coach Pete Carroll provided an update on second year tight end Colby Parkinson that won’t leave fans very excited.
Seahawks TE Colby Parkinson is out for an extended stretch with a broken foot — same spot he injured last summer. Big hit for Seattle’s depth at what was a position of strength. Parkinson was a breakout player in the first two weeks of training camp.— Adam Jude (@A_Jude) August 13, 2021
The Seahawks had managed to avoid the injury bug for the first couple weeks of training camp, however, it appears as though that luck has dried up. Fans had been excited for the potential Parkinson brought to the table, but it’s bad enough that the team is reported to be seeking more opinions.
Pete Carroll said Colby Parkinson reinjured the same foot he broke last year. Doesn't seem to be as bad as last year but they're still seeking more opinions. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 13, 2021
People don’t usually seek second opinions when they get good news from a doctor, so this is a frustrating development for Parkinson, a player for whom many fans had very high hopes, and is yet another injury to a young, promising Seahawks tight end.
it's been like 2 decades of potential breakout star hype at tight end for the Seahawks I'm done caring about any of them until it actually happens— Hustle Chillson (@HustleChillson) August 10, 2021