Sources reported that on Saturday night, Seahawks WR Paul Richardson suffered a tear of his ACL and won’t be able to feature for the rest of the playoffs, something that worries many fans and pay per head services, as they know how important the player is to the team.
The rookie’s injury, which FoxSports.com initially reported took place in the Seahawks’ divisional round playoff meeting, could help determine whether the player will be ready start for the team in the next college football season. An injury on his ACL and surgery could include a rehab period of nine months or more.
In 2014, the WR was the Seahawks’ top draft pick out of Colorado as their choice in the second round. The player’s time on the field went up after October, when Percy Harvin moved to the Jets in a trade.
In April of 2012, the player suffered a tear of his ACL in his left knee while holding practice. Many fans remember very well when this took place, and were very worried about the severity of the injury.
“Paul sprained his knee that he’s had worked on before, so we’ll see,” said Seattle coach Pete Carroll after the Seahawks beat the Panthers 31-17 on Saturday. “We’re not sure. Sometimes you can’t tell on the tests right now. But he’s pretty sore it looked like.”
This season, Richardson featured in 15 games in the regular season, and for 271 yards he had 29 receptions with one TD scored.
However, out of the catches that he made, 13 of them happened in the last 3 games of the regular season. On Saturday, he caught the ball one time for 21 yards.
The WR was also Seattle’s main kickoff returner since the trade involving Harvin with 16 returns for a yard average of 23.5 made in the regular season. Now, WR Doug Baldwin will probably be the one to take over.
The injury suffered by Richardson will probably mean that rookie WR Kevin Norwood will get more time on the field. Norwood, who this season recorded 9 receptions for 102, was inactive for Saturday’s game.
Richardson’s fans hope that the player will recover soon enough, and will closely follow his progress. Pay per head services are well aware of what an important asset he is to the Seahawks, and hope that he does everything necessary for his injury to heal as quickly and as best as possible.