Metcalf, who suffered a knee injury last week, underwent surgery on Tuesday and, on Wednesday, Carroll told the media, “We don’t have any concern he won’t get back soon,” he saidvia the team.
The 6-foot-3, 229-pound second-round selection oohed and aahed fans and teammates in the summer before his injury and could make an instant impact with theSeahawks‘ shallow pool of receivers.
Carroll was quite optimistic about Metcalf’s return coming soon, though, as he said there were “minimal findings” with the surgery. Nonetheless, he said the team would go “week by week” and only offered that the team would see what happens when it came to the rookie’s availability to open the regular season.
Carroll also gave an update on injured reserve signal-callerPaxton Lynch, who was concussed on a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday against theVikings, saying the formerBroncosfirst-round pick would be held out of Week 3 preseason action against the host L.A.Chargers.