Lofa Tatupu might not be lost for the rest of the season after all.
That was the upon-further-review assessment from coach Jim Mora this afternoon regarding the Seahawks’ three-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker. Tatupu does have a damaged left pectoral, but the muscle might not be completely detached from the bone.
“We’re not certain yet that Lofa’s done,” Mora said during his weekly day-after Q&A session.
Tatupu had a magnetic resonance imaging test this morning, “And it doesn’t look like muscles and tendons are completely detached,” Mora said. The plan is to do a MRI on the other shoulder to help determine the exact extent of the injury.
“So we’ll keep our fingers crossed there,” Mora said.
Tatupu was injured in the first half of Sunday’s 27-3 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and afterward Mora said the team’s defensive co-captain would need surgery and miss the team’s final 10 games.
When the players practice Tuesday and Wednesday during their bye week, David Hawthorne will be the middle linebacker.