James Carpenter suffers season-ending knee injury
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Update, 11:41 a.m.: The Seahawks have confirmed that James Carpenter did, in fact, suffer a torn knee ligament that will cause him to miss the rest of the season.
RENTON -- Rookie right tackle James Carpenter suffered a knee injury during Wednesday's practice. It is believed to be a torn anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL), a season-ending injury.
There won't be an official announcement from the Seahawks until later Wednesday.
It is the second season-ending knee injury suffered by a starting offensive lineman in four days for Seattle. John Moffitt, the right guard Seattle chose in the third round, suffered torn medial-collateral and posterior-cruciate ligaments in the first quarter of Sunday's game.
An ACL has a more extensive rehabilitation process. The general time frame is nine months.
Carpenter was Seattle's first-round draft pick, chosen No. 25 overall. The injury is a real blow to an offense that appeared to be turning the corner. Through seven games, the Seahawks had allowed the most sacks in the league and the second-fewest rushing yards. Seattle gave up a total of two sacks over the previous two games, andrunning back Marshawn Lynch had gained more than 100 yards in each of those two victories.
Breno Giacomini is the backup to Carpenter at right tackle.
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