By Nick Shook
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Saturday was brutal for injuries to key players. It was the worst for Tyler Lockett.
Lockett had surgery late Saturday night for a broken tibia and fibula in his right leg, coach Pete Carroll said on his weekly radio show on KIRO-AM. During his afternoon news conference, Carroll added that Lockett will remain in the hospital Monday and said he didn’t suffer any ligament damage. Carroll said the team is expecting Lockett to be ready by training camp.
Lockett suffered the injury on a touchdown catch in a three-point loss to the Cardinals on Saturday, and won’t be seeing the field again in 2016, possibly missing substantial time while recovering from the significant injury.
The Seahawks will be without their dangerous returner and speedy wideout, instead turning to a greater reliance on Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson. It’ll hurt, but it won’t crush Seattle in the ‘Hawks quest for the Super Bowl.
Other injuries we’re tracking on Monday:
49ers coach Chip Kelly told reporters Monday that Hyde will not need to undergo surgery for his injury.
2. Derek Carr is scheduled to have surgery on his broken fibula on Tuesday in Los Angeles, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of Carr’s plans.
3. Tyler Eifert‘s hamstrung season has come to an abrupt end. The Bengals placed Eifert and Clint Boling on injured reserve, the team announced.
5. The Cowboys activated Randy Gregory, and he saw limited playing time in Monday’s win over the Lions. Defensive tackle Terrell McClain (ankle), defensive end Ryan Davis (knee) and cornerback Anthony Brown (concussion) all left the game against the Lions and did not return. Offensive tackle Tyron Smith (knee) also left the game in the second half and didn’t return. Coacgh Jason Garrett said after the game that Smith was fine.
6. Titans coach Mike Mularkey told reporters Monday that quarterback Marcus Mariota will have surgery Wednesday for his broken fibula, and a plate will be inserted on the fibula. Mariota’s recovery timeline is about four to five months.
7. Chargers coach Mike McCoy said the team will place running back Kenneth Farrow (shoulder) on injured reserve. Running back Melvin Gordon (hip/knee) and Denzel Perryman (knee) are day-to-day.
9. Colts cornerback Darius Butler remains in concussion protocol following the team’s loss to the Raiders on Saturday, coach Chuck Pagano said. Wide receiver Donte Moncrief is scheduled to undergo an MRI on injured shoulder.
10. Bills coach Rex Ryan said cornerback Stephon Gilmore is still in concussion protocol.
11. Running back T.J. Yeldon (ankle) was placed on injured reserve by the Jaguars.