Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Drew Lock was wheeling and dealing against the Dallas Cowboys, but his night ended a little earlier than expected when he took a low hit from Sam Williams late in the 2nd quarter. Williams was assessed a roughing the passer penalty on the play, but Lock stayed in and Seattle eventually scored a touchdown.
After the drive, Lock was taken into the blue medical tent to get checked out, and was replaced by Holton Ahlers for the rest of the evening.
Post-game updates from both Pete Carroll and Lock himself indicate that he avoided something catastrophic. It’s a knee hyperextension but no structural damage that would cause him to miss time. Carroll believes Lock will play next week against the Green Bay Packers to wrap up the preseason.
Pete Carroll said on Drew Lock “sounds like he’s going to be fine.” Said Lock hyperextended his knee a little bit but tests showed no damage. Should be able to play in the preseason finale. #Seahawks— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) August 20, 2023
Lock said he would’ve played a little more had it not been for the injury scare, so it definitely wasn’t the plan to have Ahlers check in for the two-minute drill.
Drew Lock says his knee is okay. But he would have played more had he not been hit by Sam Williams. pic.twitter.com/38J8nGreQP— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) August 20, 2023
Continuing an impressive preseason, Lock was 5/6 for 119 yards, with four of his completions resulting in first downs. Unlike last year, there’s no competition with Geno Smith for the starting job, but any concerns about him as a backup have surely been alleviated over the past couple of weeks. Most importantly, his encouraging offseason and preseason hasn’t been undone by a major injury.