Pete Carroll provided some updates on injured players attempting to get back on the field this week.
He said that offensive lineman James Carpenter did something to his surgically repaired knee that will require further investigation. Carroll did not provide specifics on Carpenter’s condition, only to say that the team does not believe he suffered a major injury.
“He actually felt something different in the game,” Carroll said. “He felt a little, sharp pain in the game that didn’t go away. He’s overcome so much, and he’s done such a tremendous job to get to this point, that he’s been busting through it. But something did pop here that bothered him enough that he couldn’t finish the game.”
“Early indications are that there’s nothing major wrong,” Carroll said later during the press conference. “It’s just that it’s still uncomfortable for him.”
Carroll did say that he feels okay with John Moffitt at left guard for the foreseeable future if Carpenter can’t make it back onto the field. And rookie J.R. Sweezy also will get a chance to compete for playing time at both guard spots.