Pete Carroll: TE Luke Willson (knee) could require surgery

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll had more bad injury news during his Monday press conference and this time, it was concerning tight end Luke Willson.

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Willson appeared to hyper-extend his knee, after teammate Christine Michael fell into it following a touchdown run. Carroll showed some optimism earlier in the day, during his 710 ESPN Seattle radio appearance but had a much grimmer prognosis after more test results came in.

"Luke's got some stuff that we got to work on," Carroll said. "We have to figure out what to do with him. He's got a little cartilage damage in there and stretched ligaments and MCL; so we got to figure out what that's going to be like."

The Seahawks headman also informed that surgery could be on the table for Willson, which would seemingly knock him out of action for a long period of time. On the flip side, defensive end Michael Bennett came out of a similar situation in much better shape.

"He's doing pretty good," Carroll said. "His tests and stuff came out clear; so he just go banged on his knee."

The veteran coach gave updates on rookies Quinton Jefferson and C.J. Prosise along with safety Kam Chancellor and defensive end Frank Clark, who could all return this week, but they will need to wait until the week plays out to know for sure.

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