Seahawks $21 Million Starter Carted Off the Field, Severity Level Revealed

The Seattle Seahawks began their Week 1 season opener against the Los Angeles Rams on September 10 at Lumen Field.

The game started well but took a downturn in the second half, resulting in a disappointing 31-13 loss.

During the third quarter's second offensive drive, starting right tackle Charles Cross left the field due to an injury.

Charles Cross was examined and found to have a toe injury, which prevented his return to the game.

Losing Cross, a pivotal player who was the ninth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and signed a $21 million contract with Seattle last year, would be a significant blow.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll provided an update on Cross's condition, revealing that he had a sprained big toe, with initial X-rays indicating a less severe injury.

Stone Forsyth took over as the left tackle, while Jake Burhan assumed the right tackle position due to an injury to the starting right tackle, Abe Lucas, during the previous drive.

With both starting tackles out, the Seahawks' offense struggled and managed to gain only 12 yards.

Charles Cross and Abe Lucas were ranked as the second and third "most important players" on the team by Tim Weaver of USA Today.

The hope is that neither Cross nor Lucas will face extended absences due to their injuries.

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