Right guard John Moffitt will be sidelined two to three weeks, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said after today’s walkthrough, after likely having a surgical procedure on his left elbow.
It is not an injury, but a situation that had been bothering last year’s third-round draft choice, Carroll said. The elbow flared up in practice on Thursday and Moffitt left the field. He watched today’s walkthrough with his left arm in a sling.
“John’s elbow is bothering him,” Carroll said. “He’s got a couple loose bodies or something hanging under there that’s causing him some pain.”
With Moffitt out, veteran Deuce Lutui will start in Saturday night’s preseason opener against the Titans at CenturyLink Field. Carroll said rookies J.R. Sweezy and Rishaw Johnson also will see plenty of action at right guard on Saturday night.