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Seahawks injury updates: George Fant set for surgery, K.J. Wright returns

Left tackle George Fant suffered an injury in the first half of Friday's preseason game. (AP)

RENTON – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle George Fant is expected to be back by next season from the knee injury that will sideline him in 2017.

Fant went down in the second quarter of Seattle’s preseason game Friday night. Carroll said Monday that Fant will have surgery in the next week or so to repair damage to his ACL and MCL. There was no cartilage damage, according to Carroll, “which is a really good sign.”

“It’s too bad for George,” Carroll said. “He’s had such a great year and a half for us. But he’ll be back, he’ll do a fantastic job at coming back and he’ll make it back for next season and all of that. As of now, it gives us a challenge.”

More here and here on that challenge.

As expected, linebacker K.J. Wright was back with the Seahawks Monday after leaving the team last week to receive an unspecified treatment on a bothersome knee issue. Said Carroll: “K.J. is fine. We just eased him in today. He will go full tomorrow. He feels great.  Everything worked out beautifully, so the week he took to take care of himself, the process he went through seems to be perfect, so he feels great.”

Carroll said MRI results showed nothing serious with running back C.J. Prosise’s groin, which tightened up during pregame warmups Friday and kept him from playing. He ran after practice on Monday. Said Carroll: “Now we just have to get him loosened up and ready to go. We’d love to see him play this weekend.”

Carroll said rookie wide receiver Amara Darboh is fine, having cleared concussion protocol after leaving Friday night’s game to be evaluated for a concussion.