Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times is reporting that Walter Jones left practice early today on his Seahawks blog. Jones left the field with trainers after an 11-on-11 session, but information wasn’t immediately available about a potential injury or other reasons.
As soon as I find out more, I’ll post what I can. I hate to jump on this before anything becomes official, but injuries will be a sensitive topic throughout camp and preseason — fortunately, it is probably only a minor situation.
From O’Neil’s blog, quoting coach Jim Mora:
I didn’t get a specific report,” coach Jim Mora said. “They said they were taking Walt in. He wasn’t feeling right.”
Jones returned to practice on Thursday after missing 12 days because of back spasms. Jones was working with the first-unit offensive line before leaving for the locker room with Ray Willis at right tackle and Sean Locklear at right guard. Locklear moved to left tackle after Jones’ departure.
“Walt wasn’t scheduled to go the whole practice anyhow,” Mora said. “That wasn’t a major deal.”
The 35-year-old linchpin to Seattle’s offensive line for the past decade was practicing Monday for the third time since training camp began July 31. He took part in one series with the starting offense when he left the field in pain.
He stood and kneeled next to a trainer while wincing and holding his back for a few moments. He eventually summoned the trainer to escort him into team headquarters.