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Rookie tackle James Carpenter injures knee in practice

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Nov. 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm with 29 Comments »
November 16, 2011 4:32 pm

Rookie right tackle James Carpenter injured a knee during one-on-one pass blocking drills Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to have an MRI tonight. Details will not be available until tomorrow.

Breno Giacomini took over for Carpenter — the team’s first-round draft pick — and will be the likely successor there if Carpenter is unavailable.

It could be the second huge blow to the young offensive line as rookie guard John Moffitt injured a knee against Baltimore and is out for the rest of the season. Both Moffitt and Carpenter had shown improvement, especially in the rushing game, as back Marshawn Lynch gained more than 100 yards on the ground on successive weeks.

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  1. Sarcasticus says:

    Looks like I better start limbering up. Hey, where did big die slow go?

  2. i’m feeling acl.

  3. AaronCurryIsBUST says:

    NOOOOOOOO! Why can’t we have nice things? Just as Moffitt and Carpenter both start coming around, this happens.

  4. ACIB where you been man?

  5. yellaman says:


  6. Soggybuc says:

    The only silver lining to this news is that we have much better depth on the line than in years past.
    Really blows in terms of continuity on the left side though. as much as everyone wants to see a stud DE drafted in the first next year I wouldnt mind them taking another O-lineman if a very good one is there. this proves you can never have enough starting caliber guys on the team.

  7. bird_spit says:

    I’m going to start following one of the healthy teams. Any suggestions?

    Hoping Carpenter is okay, but did anyone honestly believe the entire OL would be healthy by this time? It is kind of normal that Offense lineman go down. We need continuity, but truthfully, we also need a great bunch of linemen to back up the starters.

    Maybe we can still suck for luck?

  8. princeaden says:

    S O A M F B !!!!!!!!!!!

  9. As much as Carpenter has pissed me off this year with his slow feet… this really, really sucks. He needs (needed) to start 16 games and then be ready to get in better shape (it was noted that he came into camp out of shape) in preparation for 2012. Damn. That’s all 2011 was about for me this year was 2012. I’m so mad!!!

  10. FleaFlicker says:

    When it rains it pours. At least we’re not Saint Louis (yet). They’re almost to the point of starting guys off waivers to fill their defensive secondary.

    But let’s look at the silver lining. If Breno can prove himself to be a serviceable RT, then maybe the blog sentiment for Carp to take LG next year could become a reality.

    Going out on a limb here, but I’d say Marshawn runs left 80% of the time from here onwards.

  11. Bummer. I’d rather hear about him ‘moving him to LG’ all the frickin time and have him healthy than to lose him for the rest of the year. Curse words.

    Rams were beatable before losing Moffit and Carpenter. I’m very interested to see our depth, but am not holding my breath.

    Remarkable injury misfortunes for this franchise for a REALLY LONG TIME. It stinks. Where would you find statistics on that? Terrible shame. Definitely takes the wind out of our sails a bit when you pair it with Moffit.

    And yet PC, TJack and the rest of the crew seem like the type of guys to put on their best game face every week regardless of circumstance and play hard come Sunday. I still can’t wait for Sunday, irregardless…again.


  12. wow, irregardless twice, or at least an attempt there of. such a fool.

  13. This is getting ridiculous. New training staff, anyone?

  14. Dukeshire says:


    How did this happen, exactly?

    If this were an accident in practice, how is this on the training staff? (That may sound sarcastic but I’m asking sincerely.)

  15. BobbyAyala says:

    Carpenter is taking that “we boys” pact seriously with Moffit.

  16. Sarcasticus says:

    How dare they draft players with genetically weakened body parts predisposed to injuries. Fire them all! It must be the ground or the trainers or the coaches or his mom…something…anything other than a very large man putting a lot of weight on little joints while battling other very large men.

    (Sorry for not putting any of this in quotes. I didn’t want to give the impression it was important.)

  17. Sarcasticus says:

    Actually…rather than quotes…I should have used all caps.

  18. Dave Boling says:

    Duke … one-on-one pass protection drills … the kind of thing they do every day.

  19. RDPoulsbo says:

    This is the last thing I wanted to hear after the news on Moffitt. How bad did it look? Hopefully it’s maybe a sprained knee and nothing torn. That’s at least just a few weeks out and they can get by with this upcoming stretch of games against teams reeling from injuries themselves.

  20. chuck_easton says:

    Adam Schefter is reporting it’s a torn ACL. Done for the Season. Also likely won’t be back until well into next season. ACL’s take 9 to 10 months to heal.

  21. Dukeshire says:

    Jusus… Freak accident. He may not be right until the 2013 season. Just awful. I feel for him and us both.

  22. Grrrrrrrrrr!

  23. Bad luck. Damn.

  24. gonefishin69690 says:

    Do football players “stretch” anymore?

  25. can’t stretch an acl. combined with moffitt, man, what a bummer. really sets things back. esp if chuck easton’s point is right about the healing time.

  26. ACL. Wow, That’s the worst news we could have had. The one real positive thing happening this season was Carp and Moffitt playing 16 games together to help form a good O line next year.

  27. gonefishin69690 says:

    Well, lets hope for the best. some of our second stringers have actually played very well. Let’s hope this is the case with the o line as well.

  28. RDPoulsbo says:

    Not what I was hoping to hear. Given the rehab tools available to him, it still means the most optimistic scenario is getting him back on the field around preseason next year. More likely, he starts the season on the PUP list. I guess we’re going to see if Giacomini is a viable backup.

  29. I called that.

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