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.