Rookie RT James Carpenter out for season

Nov 17, 2011, 9:31 AM | Updated: 10:21 am

RT James Carpenter is reportedly out for the season after suffering a torn ACL. ( Mar) staff

In the span of a few days, the Seahawks have lost their top two draft picks and the entire right side of their offensive line.

Four days after the Seahawks lost rookie RG John Moffitt to a season-ending knee injury, RT James Carpenter is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL during practice Wednesday.

Carpenter, the Seahawks first-round pick last April, left practice with a knee injury and underwent an MRI test Wednesday evening. The Seahawks confirmed Thursday that Carpenter is out for the rest of the season.

The injury comes on the heels of an encouraging performance by the offensive line in the Seahawks 22-17 upset win over the Baltimore Ravens. RB Marshawn Lynch rushed for over 100 yards for the second-consecutive game, the first time he’s done so in a Seahawks uniform.

Head coach Pete Carroll said during his Wednesday press conference that backup Paul McQuistan will start for Moffitt at right guard. Moffitt was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after suffering damage to the MCL and PCL in his knee during Sunday’s game.

RT Breno Giacomini is listed as the backup right tackle on the Seahawks depth chart. Giacomini started at left guard during a season opening loss to the San Francisco 49ers in September.

Carpenter and Moffitt were the first two players the Seahawks chose in the 2011 draft. Carpenter was chosen No. 25 out of Alabama, while Moffitt was selected in the third round out of Wisconsin.

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