Coach Pete Carroll said Dissly (kneecap) has resumed running, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. "He's making great progress," Carroll commented after the draft. "Really everybody is excited that he's going to be OK by the time we open up. At camp, it will be a really interesting time to see how far he's come. He's running, he's working. He looks good, his attitude's great, his weight is up, and all that."
This isn't the first time this offseason that Carroll has shared encouragement regarding Dissly's rebound from a patella injury. Tentatively expected back for training camp, Dissly's perceived perch atop Seattle's depth chart was strengthened this past weekend after the Seahawks decided against selecting a tight end in one of the strongest classes at the position in recent memory. However, the team did recently acquire fellow tight end Jacob Hollister from the Patriots, and Dissly will need to recover in full to hold off Nick Vannett and Ed Dickson for snaps this season.
Coach Pete Carroll said Dissly is making progress in his recovery from a patella tendon injury but won't return to the field until training camp, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Dissly had a promising start to his rookie campaign, scoring a touchdown in both Weeks 1 and 2 and finishing with eight catches (on 14 targets) for 156 yards in four games. In that last contest, he suffered the season-ending injury. Considering Carroll's comments, it appears as if Dissly's rehab will keep him sidelined during the offseason program and potentially impact training camp. While Dissly focuses on righting the ship, health-wise, the Seahawks will rely on Nick Vannett and Ed Dickson at tight end, barring an offseason addition at the position.
Head coach Pete Carroll said Dissly (knee) may not be ready for the start of OTAs this spring, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Dissly has been out of commission since Week 4 of last season when he damaged the patella tendon in his right leg. He'll be roughly 10 months removed from the injury by the time training camp opens this summer, which should be enough time for him to get back into shape.
Dissly (kneecap) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Dissly will miss the remainder of the 2018 season due to a patella tendon injury. The rookie will turn his focus towards recovery, and will work towards potentially retaking the field Week 1 of next season. Heading into Sunday's game against the Rams, expect Nick Vannett to serve as Seattle's No. 1 tight end option.
Coach Pete Carroll said Dissly (knee) will undergo surgery this week and be sidelined for the rest of the season, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.
Once he was diagnosed with a patella tendon injury, Dissly was more or less a candidate to miss the remainder of his rookie campaign. He likely will focus on his recovery effort for approximately the next year, potentially impacting his ability to take the field Week 1 of next season. With just one healthy tight end (Nick Vannett) on the 53-man roster, the Seahawks will almost certainly bolster the position as they await Ed Dickson's (quad, groin) activation from the non-football injury list, which can take place as early as Week 7.