Another Seattle Seahawks starter is out for the season.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday that starting center Justin Britt has suffered a torn ACL that will require major reconstructive surgery. He will miss the remainder of the season.
"We're gonna miss him,” Carroll said. “You don't ever replace that guy."
Britt, in his sixth season, went down in the first quarter of Seattle’s 27-20 win over the Atlanta Falcons. He spent time in the blue medical tent before walking to the Seahawks locker room, where he was quickly ruled out for the game.
Britt penned a post on Instagram thanking the fans for their support.
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You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.. This is another chapter in my book and I can’t wait to write it. It’s going to be magnificent! I appreciate all the love and support from everyone, especially my teammates. Love this team and can’t wait to see where we take this thing!
His teammate, quarterback Russell Wilson, also shared a post of him and Britt on Instagram with the hashtag #ComeBackSZN.
Backup center Joey Hunt is expected to start in Britt’s absence. When asked about Hunt's ability to step in and fill a void for Seattle, Carroll appeared confident.
"Joey has always done well when he plays, absolutely knows our stuff cold.” Carroll said. “He's a great communicator. Totally different style player and athlete and all that, but he always gets the job done and he will do a fine job for us."
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