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November 14, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Seahawks guard John Moffitt out for the year

Posted by Danny O'Neil

RENTON - Seahawks rookie offensive lineman John Moffitt will be out for the rest of the season because he needs to undergo surgery to repair his right knee, after he suffered an injury in the first quarter of Sunday's game.

Moffit was chosen in the third round out of Wisconsin and had started all nine games for Seattle this season. He suffered injuries to medial-collateral ligament (MCL) and post-collateral ligament (PCL). His anterior-cruciate ligament (ACL) is OK, which means his recovery should proceed faster.

Moffitt was replaced in Sunday's game by Lemuel Jeanpierre. Paul McQuistan also may be a consideration to take Moffitt's spot going forward.

"We'll figure that out," coach Pete Carroll said.

The injury comes at a time as Seattle's offensive line has shown improvement, allowing only two sacks over the previous two games.

"He has been working so hard at it, and has been such a big part, too," Carroll said of Moffitt. "Good character in the locker room, and all. A good guy. He's really right at the cusp of when we're starting to improve, he would have loved to have been part of this as he finished the season. We'll get him right."

Seattle had three players leave Sunday's game with concussions: receivers Doug Baldwin and Sidney Rice and safety Kam Chancellor. Carroll said all three have shown positive signs in recovery and should have a chance to be available Sunday, however, the team won't know until the week progresses.

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Moffit best of luck to you in your recovery. Coach Cable has this OL playing some smash mouth football right now. He is the key pickup this off...  Posted on November 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM by 40 BIGDZZZY 40. Jump to comment
These guys have to wear knee braces in college you would think they would wear them in the pros. Just when it looks like the line is coming...  Posted on November 15, 2011 at 8:10 AM by djsmev. Jump to comment
@seaounders, I suppose it did. Thanks for the sentiment. One of my saddest Seattle sports memories was losing to Giorgio Chinaglia and the...  Posted on November 14, 2011 at 10:59 PM by DylanDawg. Jump to comment

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