Suffering an apparent knee injury on the opening drive of Sunday's 27-20 win in Atlanta, the season could be over for Seahawks center Justin Britt.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Seattle fears Britt suffered a severe knee injury and could be heading to the injured reserve list. He'll undergo an MRI soon to assess the damage.
Following the game, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn't sound optimistic about Britt's prognosis, telling reporters the injury "looks like an ACL."
While blocking on a run by Rashaad Penny, Britt's left knee looked to buckle and he immediately dropped to the turf. Writhing in pain, he clutched the injured knee and managed to limp to the medical tent.
Shortly after returning from the locker room, Britt was seen encouraging his teammates on the sideline while biting on a towel and appeared to be in tears.
With Britt likely done for the rest of 2019, Joey Hunt replaced him in the lineup and barring a trade, he'll likely take over as the starter from here on out. Carroll believes the fourth-year lineman, who has started three games in his NFL career, will be up for the challenge.
"Joey has always done well when he plays, absolutely knows our stuff cold. He's a great communicator. Totally different style player and athlete and all that, but he always gets the job done and he will do a fine job for us."
Assuming Britt lands on injured reserve, look for the Seahawks to sign another center to back up Hunt or promote Kyle Fuller from the practice squad. Later in the season, Ethan Pocic also could return from injured reserve.