Luke Willson announces surgery for knee injury

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday surgery was on the table for tight end Luke Willson, following a nasty injury in the fourth quarter of the team's 26-24 win over the Atlanta Falcons and Willson wasted very little time mulling over that decision.

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On Tuesday, the fourth-year tight end seemingly confirmed a successful surgery to presumably fix the knee injury from Sunday. Neither Carroll nor Willson revealed the extent of the damage or a timetable on a potential return.

But, Willson did send a message to the fans from his hospital bed.

Although, Carroll didn't confirm the exact injury or damage; he did say there were stretched ligaments and cartilage damage.

Willson, who could be out for an extended period of time, provides an interesting roster conundrum if he's available to return this season. Because outside linebacker Michael Morgan is already on Injured Reserve, the team can't place Willson there and bring both back. It would force them to choose between the two and end one of their seasons.

Brandon WilliamsThe offensive weapon also provides a unique role as a tight end/fullback; however tight end Brandon Williams has also filled in there. The good news is the Seahawks have carried more tight ends than normal this season with Jimmy Graham, Nick Vannett, Williams and Wilson and even wide receiver Tanner McEvoy has dabbled at the position.

Both of his roles within the offense should remain in decent shape. The real question is how to handle the potential dead roster spot while he recovers. Carroll and the organization should have more answers to that question as the week plays out.

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