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Lofa Tatupu out for year

About an hour ago, I spent a post discussing all the issues and terrible injury luck the Seahawks are having this season.

I should have waited, because the news just got a lot worse.

Seahawks coach Jim Mora said after Sunday’s game that middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. 

Tatupu has been the centerpiece of Seattle’s defense since he entered the league, and will be difficult to replace, just like Walter Jones has been on Seattle’s offense.

David Hawthorne is Tatupu’s backup.  The team could also consider moving rookie Aaron Curry from the strong-side to the middle. 

Seattle has been playing without starting cornerback Marcus Trufant all season, and saw defensive starters Patrick Kerney and Kelly Jennings get hurt against Arizona Sunday.

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3 Responses to “Lofa Tatupu out for year”
  1. The Real Shuxion says: Oct 18, 2009 10:18 PM

    A fellow King Phillip High School alumni.
    Hope things start to turn around for Lofa next year.

  2. SmackMyVickUp says: Oct 18, 2009 11:44 PM

    Curry is playing like a beast out there.
    Seahawks beat Jags 41-0 at home and lose to Cardinals 27-3 at home. Be nice to have some consistency from some teams.

  3. texasPHINSfan says: Oct 19, 2009 2:20 PM

    i was at the game yesterday (despite my name, i am a season ticket holder for the hawks, my 2nd team).
    at what point can we look at the strength & conditioning coach? i understand the concept of luck, but you don’t have this many injuries perennially based on luck. some of it must be attributed to the S&C coach.

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