Seattle Seahawks’ Damien Lewis carted off the field with an ankle injury; X-rays negative

SEATTLE — Seahawks starting left guard Damien Lewis left Lumen Field on the back of an injury cart after suffering a lateral ankle sprain during Thursday night’s 27-11 preseason loss to the Chicago Bears.

Head coach Pete Carroll said X-rays came back negative, adding, “We’re very, very fortunate there.”

Lewis went down in the second quarter when defensive lineman Angelo Blackson accidentally rolled up on him from behind while tackling DeeJay Dallas. Lewis’ right leg was placed in an air cast as he was carted off the field, and he was ruled out for the rest of the game.

A third-round pick out of LSU in 2020, Lewis was a returning starter on an offensive line that added left tackle Charles Cross in the draft with the ninth overall pick as well as center Austin Blythe in free agency. Seattle also drafted Abe Lucas in the third round to compete at right tackle. Lewis drew a strong review from Carroll earlier this summer. He was preparing for his third season as a starter and his second at left guard after playing right guard as a rookie.

Phil Haynes replaced Lewis on Thursday night. Carroll said earlier in training camp that Haynes had a strong enough summer to “push” veteran Gabe Jackson on the right side, and that Haynes gave them what Carroll considered three starting-caliber guards.

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