Oct 25, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven (55) (R) and fullback Nick Bellore (44) (L) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Billy Hardiman-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Seahawks LB Ben Burr-Kirven (ACL) out for season

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Ben Burr-Kirven will miss the upcoming season after sustaining a torn ACL, NFL Network reported Monday.

Burr-Kirven was carted off the field after landing awkwardly on his left leg during the opening kickoff of Saturday’s 30-3 preseason loss to the Denver Broncos. The kick actually sailed deep into the end zone for a touchback.

“You just hate to see it anytime, especially on a play that’s a touchback like that in the preseason,” said fullback/linebacker Nick Bellore, Seattle’s special teams captain.

“It’s rough to see, and someone that’s a cornerstone of the special teams and a great linebacker in his own right. It’s awful to see something like that.”

Burr-Kirven, 23, has appeared in all 32 games since being selected by Seattle in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has recorded 16 tackles and one forced fumble.

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