The Seattle Seahawks mounted a mildly incredible comeback to beat the Houston Texans on Sunday, but one of the main reasons that they needed that comeback was underwhelming offensive line play. On Monday, they released some even more negative news concerning one of their big men up front:
#Seahawks RT Breno Giacomini had knee surgery Monday, according to coach Pete Carroll. Loose bodies were removed.
— Danny 710ESPNSeattle (@BrocknDanny) September 30, 2013
Giacomini didn’t play on Sunday, so that loss was already felt, but with this latest news, you would have to think that Seattle will be without their starting right tackle for (at least) a couple more weeks. He isn’t the most high-profile lineman on the roster by any means, but as a starter for the past year and a half, Giacomini has been very effective, and one of the bigger reasons that Marshawn Lynch has been able to explode as an elite running back.
Seattle has already been without both Russell Okung and Max Unger this season, and this announcement by Carroll isn’t encouraging at all. However, the mention of “loose bodies” and nothing more serious could be construed as a positive, and we will likely not know much more for a few days.
In the mean time, the Seahawks can rest on the fact that they are among the game’s elite at 4-0, but at the same time, cross their fingers for a quick return.