The Seattle Seahawks will go into training camp a little thinner at the tight end position, as backup tight end Anthony McCoy has suffered a potential season-ending achilles tendon injury. 

According to ESPN McCoy has already undergone surgery and is expected to miss six to nine months.  The injury occurred during OTAs on Monday and is reported to be a partial tear.

The injury to McCoy creates an opportunity for fifth round draft pick, Luke Wilson to play opposite Zach Miller, in the Seahawks’ two tight end sets.  McCoy played an important role in the Seahawks’ passing game the last two seasons, playing all 16 games his rookie year and all 18 games last year, helping lead the team to a wild card berth. 

Wilson would appear to be an athletic replacement, who was a multi-sport star and also serves as a pitcher in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system (source on this fact:)Still, this is certainly a blow to a Seahawks team that has developed great offensive cohesion around quarterback Russell Wilson.