Roy Lewis Injury: Seahawks Nickelback Needs Surgery On Knee

There had been positive news for Seahawks fans with the return of Sidney Rice, but now they will have to deal with Roy Lewis potentially being out again with more knee surgery. Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times has this report that has Pete Carroll indicating that the injury will probably take longer to heal than John Moffitt's, meaning he could be out for some time.

This is an unfortunate development for Lewis, who has generally has been snake-bitten by injuries since he arrived in Seattle in 2009. Lewis went on injured reserve in 2010 to get surgery on his knee. He then started 2011 on the physically unable to perform list. He now needs surgery on his other knee and, apparently, has no timetable to return.

Lewis was battling for the important nickelback position with Marcus Trufant and Jeremy Lane, so this is a pretty significant development to the Seahawks' rotation.

Check out more coverage of the Seahawks over at Field Gulls. Hit up the SB Nation NFL hub for more coverage of pro football.

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