First reported by Mike Garafolo of USA Today, I can confirm that Seattle Seahawks tight end Anthony McCoy had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon injury on Thursday that he appeared to suffer in practice earlier this week.
If lost for the season, McCoy would be a blow to Seattle’s depth at tight end for the upcoming season. A torn Achilles tendon usually takes six to nine months to fully recover from.
McCoy appeared to suffer the ankle injury making a cut during passing drills at Monday’s organized team activity workout, and had to be carted off the field to the training room.
The fourth-year pro finished with 18 catches for 291 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. With McCoy unavailable, starter Zach Miller is the only tight end on the roster that has a catch in a regular season game.
Fifth round draft choice Luke Willson likely will be called upon to replace the production void created by McCoy’s absence. Second-year pros Sean McGrath and Cooper Helfet, along with rookies Victor Marshall and Darren Fells also remain options.