For the second time in less than a week, a player in the NFC West has suffered a torn Achilles tendon. Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy will be out for at least the next six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles, the team confirmed on Friday.
McCoy's Achilles surgery on Thursday came just one day after 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree underwent an Achilles surgery of his own. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that McCoy's injury was a partial tear as opposed to Crabtree's injury, which was a full tear.
McCoy has been with the Seahawks for his entire three-year career and saw action in all 16 regular season games in both 2011 and 2012. McCoy caught 18 passes last season for 291 yards and three touchdowns, all career-highs. The blocking tight end showed on several occasions that he's capable of being a downfield weapon. McCoy recorded 105 receiving yards in the Seahawks Week 14 win over Arizona, giving him the honor of being the first Seattle receiver to cross the 100-yard threshold in 2012.
In six of Seattle's 16 games last season, McCoy averaged more than 10 yards per catch.