Back injury cuts short season for Marcus Trufant

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant has been placed on injured reserve with a back injury.

It’s not believed Trufant will need surgery, and it’s similar to an injury he had in 2009 that cost him the first six games of the season, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. Trufant has a lower back issue and in ’09 he had a disk problem. His latest problem popped up last week, and coach Pete Carroll said Trufant was unable to bend over to tie his shoelaces.

Originally, Carroll called it a bruised sacrum, but now he says it’s similar to what Trufant had in ’09. The hope is Trufant will be ready for training camp, but there have to be questions about the long-term durability of the 2003 first-round draft pick.

“This is for lifelong care," Carroll said. "We've got to take care of this guy or this could be a problem that could bother him forever."

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