Greg Olsen is determined to get back on the field for the Seattle Seahawks this season.
The veteran tight end suffered a non-contact injury to his left foot in Week 12 vs. the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks later revealed that Olsen was diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia and the injury could keep him sidelined for up to two months.
But don’t count Olsen out just yet.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll shared Wednesday that Olsen is recovering well from his ruptured plantar fascia and much faster than anticipated.
“He’s surprising us the way he looks already,” Carroll said. “Greg’s making a big turnaround. So, who’s to say how long it will take, we’re not going to set any limits on him. He’s doing some good stuff.”
Olsen was placed on Injured Reserve after compiling 23 catches for 224 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks in 10 games. Per league rules, a player must miss a minimum of three games, meaning Olsen wouldn’t be eligible to play until Week 15.
“I refuse to allow this to be my final moment,” Olsen said on Twitter following his injury. “I will find a way to finish on my feet.”
While Olsen awaits his return to the field, the nine-year veteran announced he and his wife are opening up a pediatric heart center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The inspiration behind the opening of the facility was his son, T.J., who was born with a hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a congenital heart disease.