Seattle Seahawk Anthony McCoy suffered an Achilles injury this week during organized team activities and underwent surgery on Thursday to repair it, according to USA Today Sports.
Per USA Today’s source, McCoy will miss at least six months for recovery.
The former Trojan isn’t Seattle’s go-to tight end, but he got plenty of playing time in double tight end sets along with Zach Miller last season. McCoy played in all 18 games last season, and earned seven starts along the way to having 18 receptions for 291 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. In 2011, McCoy also played in all 16 games and had nine starts.
Whether the Seahawks keep McCoy on roster is yet to be determined: he could stay on via the physically-unable-to-perform list, which would allow him to sit out up to 12 weeks and not impact the 53-man roster. However, Seattle drafted TE Luke Wilson out of Rice University in April, and his development over the coming months could impact McCoy’s future. With McCoy out, Wilson will now assume a bigger role with the Seahawks much sooner than he likely anticipated.
McCoy was drafted in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of USC, by his former collegiate coach, Pete Carroll.