Originally posted on Seattle Times  |  Last updated 11/17/11
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 a 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, and the running back Marshawn Lynch had
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