It looks like Tyler Ott’s injury is quite serious.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that the veteran long snapper’s shoulder injury will likely require surgery after it popped out in practice earlier this week.
Tyler Ott’s shoulder popped out in practice, Pete Carroll says. Pete says the long snapper will probably have to have surgery to fix it.— Dugar, Michael-Shawn (@MikeDugar) September 10, 2022
There was obvious cause for concern when the Seahawks signed long snapper Carson Tinker to the practice squad, as that’s just not a normal thing to do unless your regular long snapper is hurt. Turns out Ott is hurt, and not only is he ruled out for Monday, he may be ruled out in the long term.
Ott has been Seattle’s long snapper since the 2016 playoffs and has not missed a game since then. He’s been a reliable part of Seattle’s special teams over the years so this is certainly unfortunate news.
It’s now Tinker’s job for the moment, and hopefully there is not a huge dropoff in quality. Just be better than Boone Stutz.