Head coach Pete Carroll suggested Lockett (leg) could be ready for the start of training camp, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Lockett remains ahead of schedule in his recovery from a fractured left fibula suffered in Week 16. He underwent surgery in late January, with the expectation he'd miss the team's offseason program and possibly some of training camp, but would still have time to get ready for Week 1. A return for the start of camp would provide Lockett with plenty of time to make up any lost ground in the battle for Seattle's No. 2 wide receiver job. Jermaine Kearse and Paul Richardson also figure to compete for the role.
Lockett (leg) is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery and should be ready to go for Week 1, ESPN's Mike Clay reports.
There's been plenty of optimism that Lockett, who's on the mend from a compound fracture to his left fibula suffered in late January, will be ready to go for the start of the 2017 campaign, and this report only reinforces that notion. However, there doesn't seem to be virtually any certainty in regard to the soonest he might return. Seattle enters the offseason program with the starting job opposite Doug Baldwin "wide open" according to Seahawks beat writer Sheil Kapadia, but Lockett likely won't even have a shot if he's out of commission most of the summer. Thus, the third-year wideout has plenty of incentive to return to the field as quick as possible in order to join Paul Richardson, Jermaine Kearse and potentially a draft pick or two for what could evolve into a heated competition for the title as the team's No. 2 wide receiver.
Lockett suffered a gruesome compound fracture to his left fibula and tibia during Week 16 of the regular season, requiring him to undergo surgery after catching 41 passes for 597 yards and a touchdown. Since his operation, Lockett has been working hard in his rehab, which caused coach Pete Carroll to project last month that the wideout would be healthy for the start of next season. Although he's still unable to run, Lockett recently confirmed Carroll's expectation, which is certainly an encouraging development regarding his fantasy stock, but his status should still be tracked over the course of this offseason.
Lockett (leg) is expected to be ready for the start of next season, Liz Mathews of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Lockett suffered a compound fracture of the fibula and tibia in his right leg in Week 16, resulting in a surgery that saw a rod inserted in his leg. Although Lockett fortunately avoided any ligament damage, he likely won't be able to run for months. Nonetheless, coach Pete Carroll said Lockett should be good to go for the beginning of the 2017 campaign, which would certainly benefit his fantasy stock.
Lockett's sophomore campaign is officially over due to a compound fracture of the fibula and tibia in his right leg. On a positive note, he didn't suffer any ligament damage, according to the Seattle Times. Lockett's offseason will have a singular focus (rehab) with the expectation that he'll be ready for training camp in the summer.
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