The Seattle Seahawks are entering their Week 6 bye and left guard Luke Joeckel is using the extra time off to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery.
“Yes, he will. He will get a scope on, I think it is Thursday, if everything works out right,” coach Pete Carroll said during his Monday press conference. “They are going to try and clean him up and see how fast we can get him back.”
With the bye, the Seahawks don’t take the field again until Oct. 22, when they face the Giants on the road. Carroll doesn’t expect Joeckel back in time.
“It’s going to be hard to count on that,” Carroll explained. “That’s probably too much to count on.”
Joeckel only saw action in only four games for the Jaguars last season after injuring his ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus in October. He was limited throughout the preseason with the Seahawks.
In August, Joeckel was one of numerous Seattle players to receive Regenokine treatment. The left guard has started all five games this season but has appeared recently on the injury reports.
The Seahawks worked out veteran free agent tackle Branden Albert on Monday, who briefly retired following his trade to the Jaguars. He was released in August.