Tatupu done for the season after having surgery
From the Associated Press:
RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle's fourth fallen star had his season end Thursday.
A team spokesman said three-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Lofa Tatupu went on the injured reserve list while he was having surgery to repair a torn left pectoral muscle in Alabama. Tatupu traveled there to consult with noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews.
The defensive captain was injured in the first half of Seattle's loss to Arizona on Oct. 18. He was hit high by teammate Deon Grant as both tried to make a tackle.
Wednesday, six-time All-Pro left tackle Walter Jones went on injured reserve. The 35-year-old said he will attempt to play in 2010, though no one knows if he will ever play again following microfracture knee surgery in December and then an arthroscopic procedure on the same left knee in August.
At least quarterback Matt Hasselbeck practiced after missing two consecutive workout days. The ribs he broke on Sept. 20 at San Francisco still aren't healed, but he and coach Jim Mora said the three-time Pro Bowl passer will start Sunday at Dallas.
Hasselbeck said he feels "tight and sticky" in his torso as his ribs enter the final phase of healing.
"So, those are three pretty big topics," Mora said.
The 26-year-old Tatupu did not miss a game in his first 3