RENTON — Seahawks linebacker Matt McCoy is going to be out for a while, but coach Pete Carroll said McCoy’s knee injury isn’t necessarily season-ending.
Carroll categorized the injury as a “significant knee sprain,” but said he doesn’t think surgery will be necessary and McCoy could return before the end of the season.
McCoy was taken off the field on a cart following a punt on Seattle’s first offensive possession on Sunday.
McCoy is a key special teams player and had been playing linebacker in third-down situations and with the Seahawks nickel package.
Carroll said receiver Mike Williams will go through the league’s concussion protocol before he can be cleared to return. He hit his head making a block on Marshawn Lynch’s 11-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter on Sunday.
Safety Kam Chancellor could return to practice on Wednesday, though Carroll said he isn’t sure yet.
“We’re trying to get him out there,” Carroll said. “That’s the plan. He’s