Seahawks' Tyler Lockett recuperating after 'successful surgery' on broken leg

Courtesy Salem Zecharias

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll provided injury updates Monday on receiver Tyler Lockett, who left Saturday's game after suffering broken bones to his right leg while making a catch in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.

Lockett suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula in his lower right leg as he was tackled while making the 28-yard catch.  Carroll said Lockett underwent surgery late Saturday night, a procedure that didn't wrap up until about 4 a.m. Sunday morning.

“It was such an unfortunate circumstance for the young guy,” Carroll said. “What an unbelievable kid, we love this guy, and all of a sudden he’s down on the field after making a great play.

"He had a great surgery. They had to go right at it, and they say in four to six weeks he’ll be up moving and getting on the AlterG (treadmill) and working and all that," said Carroll. "It’s a very secure job they did. They’ve got some issues with infections they have to fight to make sure he comes through clean, because there was a little break in the skin. But other than that, he has a chance to have a great recovery. This is a remarkable person. He’s going to do everything you can do to be right. He’ll beat all the records on timeframes coming back.”

Carroll said he spoke with Lockett and they're optimistic that the wide receiver will be ready for the start of training camp next summer.

A recuperating Lockett posted a video message on Snapchat to friends from his hospital bed Monday.

"To everybody who sent me a text or a Snap and everything, I had a successful surgery...No matter what, God is always good. And we're going to use this situation in my life to make other people's lives better. Stay tuned!" said a smiling Lockett.

Another video showed Lockett in good spirits, walking on crutches in his hospital room.

(Tyler Lockett  Snapchat messages shared by Selam Zecharias)


(Tyler Lockett  Snapchat messages shared by Selam Zecharias)

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