Seattle Seahawks’ Damien Lewis had to leave the field with an ankle injury

Seattle Seahawks’ Damien Lewis had to leave the field with an ankle injury

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    Brady Henderson ESPN

SEATTLE — The Seahawks’ revised offensive line may have taken a major blow Thursday night when left guard Damien Lewis left Lumen Field in the back of an injury cart with his right leg in an aerial cast.

Lewis went down in the second quarter of Seattle’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears when defenseman Angelo Blackson accidentally rolled on him from behind while tackling DeeJay Dallas. Lewis was ruled out with an ankle injury.

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Lewis, a 2020 third-round pick by LSU, was a returning starter on an offensive line added by Charles Cross in the ninth overall pick in the draft and center Austin Blythe on free hands. Seattle also drafted Abe Lucas in the third round to compete in proper tackle.

Lewis had drawn a strong rating from trainer Pete Carroll earlier in the summer. He was preparing for his third season as a starter and second at left after playing at right as a rookie.

Phil Haynes replaced Lewis on Thursday night. Carroll had previously said at training camp that Haynes had a summer strong enough to “push” veteran Gabe Jackson to the right flank and that Haynes gave the team what Carroll saw as three starting-caliber guards.