Left tackle George Fant underwent successful surgery to repair the ACL tear he sustained in the Seattle Seahawks preseason match up against the Minnesota Vikings.
“The reports were good,” coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday during his press conference. “It was a serious injury. But the doc felt really good coming out of it that things went well.
“It’s going to be a normal, long recovery.”
Fant, who was entering his second season, battled hard to maintain his position at left tackle. A rookie with very little football experience, Fant had won the starting nod last year. Carroll expects him to exhibit the same workhorse mentality as recuperates from his knee injury.
“George’s attitude is really right,” Carroll continued. “George has made the statement that’s he going to this to exactly like he approached this offseason. He knows he had a highly successful offseason and he’s going to go about it with the same mentality and attitude.
“Knowing that he’ll do that he’ll get back.”
The Seahawks starting left tackle spot has been up for grabs since Fant was injured. Second-year offensive lineman Rees Odhiambo appears to be the front runner for now. Odhiambo stepped in when Fant when down and saw the start last week in the team’s 26-13 victory over the Chiefs.
Seattle’s offensive line will look a little different this week at left guard as well with Luke Joeckel out to receive Regenokine treatment.
Oday Aboushi, who has been competing throughout camp at right guard, will move over to the left in Joeckel’s place. Mark Glowinski, who projects to be the Seahawks starter on the right side, will hold his place Thursday night in Oakland.
The team travels to the Bay area Wednesday afternoon. Kick off for the Seahawks vs. Raiders preseason finale is scheduled for 7 p.m. PT on Thursday.
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