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John Carlson Injury: Torn Labrum To Sideline Seattle Seahawks TE For Season

John Carlson will have surgery to repair a torn labrum, and will reportedly miss the season.

The Seattle Seahawks will be without John Carlson this season, the result of a torn labrum that will require surgery. Carlson was expected to pair with new Seahawks tight end Zach Miller in the passing game, creating a formidable duo of tight ends. Though Carlson's production had fallen recently, Seahawks fans had high hopes for him -- hopes that have now gone out the window this year.

The news comes from the Seahawks official Twitter account.

TE John Carlson will have season-ending shoulder surgery, @PeteCarroll announced. "That's a big loss for us," Carroll said

Carlson will reportedly be placed on injured reserve and undergo surgery soon to repair his shoulder, though a move has not yet been made.

It is, indeed, a big loss for Seattle. But with Miller in the fold, at least the Seahawks are prepared to absorb the blow a bit. Additionally, the loss of Carlson opens the door for Dominique Byrd to jump into the tight end rotation. Anthony McCoy is also in the mix, with the fourth tight end, Cameron Morrah, still out nursing an injury.

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