Will Dissly Injury Update Points to Multi-Week Absence After Hurting Achilles in Week 7
By Max Staley
Entering Week 6, Will Dissly had been one of the most surprising stories of the year. He was TE1 in standard leagues through five weeks, and had clearly become an integral part of the Seattle Seahawks' passing attack.
Unfortunately, Dissly went down in the first half against the Cleveland Browns with a non-contact injury in Week 7, and it appears he's hurt his Achilles tendon, which is rarely a good sign.
Will Dissly Achilles Injury
According to Adam Schefter, the Seahawks are concerned about the nature of Dissly's injury. If it turns out Dissly has torn his Achilles, he would be ruled out for the remainder of the season.
Considering Dissly recently battled back from another devastating injury (a torn patellar tendon suffered in Week 4 last season), so this is certainly disheartening for Seahawks' fans and Dissly's fantasy owners alike.
Entering Week 6, Dissly had a 24 percent target share, which was the fourth-highest mark among TEs and led all tight ends in TDs with four on the year. He also racked up 23 receptions for 262 yards. Hopefully his injury is not as serious as it appears to be.
Seahawks Backup Tight End
After Dissly left the first half of Sunday's game with the Achilles tendon injury, Luke Willson stepped in at the tight end position in his absence for Seattle. Willson is certainly a familiar face in Seattle, as he spent the first five seasons of his NFL career (2013-17) catching a total of 11 TDs passes from Russell Wilson with the Seahawks over that span.
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