The Seahawks have confirmed that defensive tackle Jesse Williams suffered a knee injury in practice today.
The 2013 fifth-round pick out of Alabama missed all of last season after having surgery to repair some long-standing issues with his knee.
The team said only that it is waiting on results and should know more specifics of his latest injury tomorrow.
Williams was carted off the field during practice today after suffering the injury.
While we don’t yet know the specifics — including whether this is related to the prior issues — obviously this is sobering news for a player for whom the Seahawks had high hopes of contributing this season.
Williams had arthroscopic surgery on his knee following his final season at Alabama in 2012. When it didn’t get better, he had another surgery last August.
“I thought that maybe Jesse was done,” coach Pete Carroll said in the spring.
But Williams had a good off-season that included dropping about 20 pounds and the knees getting healthy.
Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said after practice today that Williams had been impressive so far in camp.
“The thing going into this camp was could he stay healthy and could he play?” Quinn said. “For us right now with Jesse, we can see the strength at the line of scrimmage has not changed, and he actually got a little bit leaner. So for us, we can’t wait to see what he can do. He’s as strong as he ever has been, but still a little leaner so his mobility is better.”