We may have a situation on our hands. Tyler Lockett has another injury.
Carroll said Tyler Lockett has been dealing with a groin injury and has not been practicing the last few days. Team will take it careful with him.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 17, 2021
It’s absolutely bonkers that a player who has played in 95 out of 96 potential games, and missed zero starts for two consecutive seasons could be considered an injury concern. Yet Lockett’s approaching the point where he’s been through a lot. His broken leg from 2016 cost him significantly, as he’s openly admitted he lost a half step.
So what are we to think about his being injured and limited halfway through camp?
Anyone remember last season, how often Lockett was limited or absent from practice with that “resting vet” designation?
What I appreciate is that they changed DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett from "resting vet" to "load management."— Joe Fann (@Joe_Fann) October 7, 2020
However, Greg Olsen still gets a "resting vet" day. lol
Lockett saw 132 targets in 2020, up from a career-high 110 in 2019 and miles ahead of any other point in his career.
There doesn’t seem to be any worry about production, as his efficiency numbers are still great. He and Russell Wilson have six years of confidence in doing stuff like this:
Tyler Lockett makes an incredible one-handed grab on the #Seahawks first play of the game. Beat Patrick Peterson.pic.twitter.com/ToR8125mzy— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 26, 2020
But I do wonder if we’ll see the Seahawks pull his use back from that lofty 132 number, if he’ll go and ball out like he always has, or if any of these mounting injuries become an issue this season.
Tyler Lockett will turn 29 in the first month of the season.