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Seahawks LT George Fant suffers season-ending ACL injury

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Seahawks LT carted off with knee injury (0:16)

Seahawks left tackle George Fant gets rolled into by teammate Justin Britt, sending Fant to the ground in pain. Fant would be carted off. (0:16)

SEATTLE -- Seattle Seahawks left tackle George Fant tore his ACL in his right knee during Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings and will have to undergo season-ending surgery.

"I'm really broken-hearted about George Fant getting hurt," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "Just unfortunate. He's done so much and come so far."

Fant suffered the injury with 8 minutes, 49 seconds left in the second quarter. He was moving backward in pass protection when teammate Justin Britt, who was on the ground, rolled into him. Fant immediately went to the ground and clutched the knee. Trainers tended to him for several minutes before carting Fant off the field.

Fant started 10 games at left tackle last year and was going to start there again in 2017.

Carroll said earlier this summer that Fant had the best offseason of any Seahawks player. Fant bulked up from 296 pounds to 320 pounds.

After Fant's injury, second-year player Rees Odhiambo took over at left tackle. Luke Joeckel, who has been playing left guard, could also be an option to play that spot going forward.