Injury Update: Chris Spencer

Chris Spencer

The Seahawks’ starting center could miss the first couple games of the regular season because of a tear in his left thigh muscle, coach Jim Mora said this morning during an interview on KJR-AM.

Spencer left the field during the second quarter of Saturday night’s preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers at Qwest Field and was taken to the locker room on a cart. The injury was revealed during a magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) test on Sunday.

With Spencer out, Mora said that either Steve Vallos or rookie Max Unger will move in at center. Vallos started the final five games last year after Spencer went on injured reserve because of a herniated disc in his back. Unger, a second-round draft choice, also is in the mix to start at right guard.

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