Tatupu to miss season after all

For the second time this week, the Seahawks have lost a Pro Bowl player for the rest of the season.

Linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the rest of the 2009 campaign after all.  Seahawks coach Jim Mora announced after Seattle’s last game that Tatupu was likely done with a torn pectorals muscle, but further tests revealed only a partial tear and created hope that the middle linebacker could return in a few weeks.

That hope vanished when Tatupu underwent surgery this week; he’ll be placed on injured reserve.  There is some thought that Tatupu wasn’t playing as effectively as previous years because he bulked up too much, but it’s still a big loss for Seattle defense.  David Hawthorne should take over in the middle.

The news isn’t all bad for the Seattle defense.  They should get back cornerback Marcus Trufant from the physically unable to perform list this week, even if his snaps are limited against Dallas.

7 responses to “Tatupu to miss season after all

  1. Bulked up too much? So Lofa Tatupu should have ate more Lowfat Tofu? Ouch. Stop me before I kill again.

  2. I will greatly miss saying the name Tatupu this year. As a longstanding tradition with my fellow football alums dating back to the Mosi Tatupu days.
    C’mon now, you know you wanna say it…TATUPU!

  3. Curry has jumped in on D and should be in the running for RotY.
    At least they haven’t lost 2 starting linebackers like my Bears have.

  4. Bulked up too much..that is a first…how about just saying he lost a step and is the next lavar arrington

  5. I am not a Seahawks fan by any means, but that team has lost more good players to injury this year than any team in recent history.
    Good luck next year Seahawks.

  6. Someone seriously needs to examine the team’s offseason training/conditioning program. How can one team be this cursed by the injury bug?
    I think Mora overworked ’em during the summer and now their bodies are compensating them for the overdose.
    With all the mone Paul Allen has, you’d think they could’ve rooted this out after last seasons bodycount.

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