Monday, November 21, 2011

Struggling Seahawks suffer setbacks

Seattle Seahawks have suffered a double injury blow after learning that tackle James Carpenter and guard John Moffitt are out for the season.

Moffitt suffered medial ligament damage during the first quarter of Sunday's victory over Baltimore while Carpenter tore an anterior cruciate ligament in practice earlier this week.

Both men require surgery, to offensive line coach Tom Cable's dismay. He said: "It's tough on them, because every day they do something that is part of their development.

"The off-season would be valuable for them, as would the second half of the season. So we're going to lose all that but, once we get them back next spring, we'll go back to work with them.”

The Seahawks are expected to bring in Paul McQuistan at right guard and Breno Giacomini at right tackle for this weekend's game against St Louis. Anyone looking at the early Super Bowl betting should remember this.

McQuistan was a third-round pick by Oakland in 2006 but, after three seasons with the Raiders, he moved to Jacksonville Jaguars and then Cleveland Browns. The 28-year-old signed for the Seahawks in January and featured in three matches earlier in the season when Robert Gallery was sidelined with a groin injury.

Meanwhile, Giacomini, who was a fifth-round pick by Green Bay in 2008, moved to Seattle in September 2010.

Seattle have endured a difficult season, with Sunday's 22-17 victory against the Ravens being only their third success in nine matches.

However, there have been signs of improvement of late, and the Seahawks have allowed just two sacks in their last two games.

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