The Seahawks could certainly use some good news after yesterday’s debacle, and they just might have received some good news this morning. After getting back some test results, the Seahawks now believe Lofa Tatupu’s injury may not in fact be season ending, Seahawks coach Jim Mora said in his Monday press conference
He does still have a torn pectoral muscle, but it appears the muscle is not torn all the way off the bone, and therefore may not require surgery. More tests need to be done—Mora said they’ll look at an MRI of his healthy pectoral muscle to compare the two—and there’s no guarantee the news will be good, but Tatupu could return this season. Mora said it is not known how long Tatupu will be out if he does not need surgery.
The Seahawks will practice Tuesday and Wednesday before taking the rest of the week off for their bye. Linebacker Leroy Hill and cornerback Marcus Trufant are both expected to return to practice this week on a limited basis.
“We’ll work them in there slowly,” Mora said.
Mora reported that Matt Hasselbeck, who was sacked five times, is sore, but said, “I don’t think he’s any worse for the wear.”
Defensive end Patrick Kerney and cornerback Kelly Jennings, who were both injured yesterday, should be back for the Seahawks next game at Dallas.
Guard Rob Sims, who has an ankle injury, will return to practice this week. Tackles Sean Locklear (ankle) and Walter Jones (knee) will continue to be out this week, and the long-term prognosis on both is still unknown. Jones might return to practice next week after the bye, which would be the first step towards determining his future.