Seahawks injury updates: No timetable for right tackle Abe Lucas to return

Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald met with the media this morning in Orlando at the annual league meetings. Macdonald shared some interesting nuggets during that conversation, including an update on right tackle Abe Lucas, who recently underwent knee surgery. Macdonald says that he’s optimistic that Lucas can return in time for Week 1 but there is currently no timetable for his recovery – per Brady Henderson at ESPN.

The chronic knee injury that dates back to Lucas’ time at Washington State kept him on the sidelines for 11 games last season. Seattle went 0/3 with their replacements, watching Jake Curhan, Stone Forsythe and Jason Peters all bomb at right tackle in his place.

The Seahawks added some insurance to their roster recently in case Lucas has to miss significant time again. The team has re-signed former offensive tackle George Fant, who should serve as the No. 1 backup option behind both Lucas and left tackle Charles Cross.

Seahawks players are scheduled to report to the VMAC for the beginning of the offseason program on April 8.

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