Perennial Pro Bowl LT Walter Jones hasn’t been on the field much during the Seahawks’ training camp. And after having a second knee procedure, he might not be on the field again anytime soon.
Jones underwent arthroscopic surgery Thursday to remove loose fragments and scar tissue left over from a December microfracture knee surgery. The Seahawks will re-evaluate Jones, 35, in a couple of weeks to determine his status for the 2009 season.
Jones also was hampered by back spasms during camp.
Several of Jones’ teammates didn’t show much doubt that the nine-time Pro Bowler would be back this season.
“I expect him back,” LG Rob Sims told Seahawks.com. “He’s got the heart of a lion. He’s always hung in there with us. He’s always been there. When he gets back, we’ll roll.”
With Jones out indefinitely, Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com examined the offensive line Thursday. Usual RT Sean Locklear will slide to LT, with Ray Willis at RT. At RG, it will be Mansfield Wrotto or second-round draft pick Max Unger, who started the preseason opener. Wrotto will start in Saturday night’s preseason game against the Broncos.