Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Seahawks LB Tatupu may be able to return within season

Further tests on Monday indicated that the Seattle Seahawks star linebacker Lofa Tatupu’s injury is less severe than doctors evaluated on Sunday after Tatupu got hurt in Seattle’s 27-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

According to Coach Jim Mora, further review and further imaging showed that the muscle and tendons do not look like completely detached from the bone and it is still premature to day the linebacker is done for the season. He also said team medical personnel are now examining Tatupu’s relatively healthy pectoral muscle on the right side, including with another magnetic resonance imaging test. They will compare it with images taken on the injured left one to further gauge how much damage the left pectoral sustained.

As the team’s co-captain, Tatupu must hope that he will be able to return during season. And if Monday’s results from the MRI are proven accurate, he will indeed be able to play in his Seahawks jersey again after a few weeks of rehabilitation. But at least he will miss the team’s next game following a bye weekend this week.

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