Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson tore his ACL during the third quarter of Seattle's 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers, according to Fox Sports.
Bad news for the Seahawks as they begin prep for the Packers: WR Paul Richardson tore his ACL last night, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 11, 2015
The injury will end Richardson's season and leave the Seahawks without one of their leading receivers heading into Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers in Seattle.
Richardson, a 2014 second-round draft pick out of Colorado, has 271 receiving yards on 29 receptions, the fourth-highest mark among Seattle receivers. He caught one pass for 21 yards Saturday night.
This is not Richardson's first brush with an ACL tear. He suffered the same injury to the same knee during a practice in the 2012 offseason while at Colorado, causing him to miss the entire 2012 campaign.
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