Carroll: Seahawks C Britt has apparent ACL tear

Seattle Seahawks starting center Justin Britt left Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons with what coach Pete Carroll said appears to be a torn ACL.

Britt was injured on Seattle's first drive, grabbing at his left knee while blocking on a run play. TV cameras showed him with tears in his eyes on the sideline before he was able to walk to the locker room, as the team quickly ruled him out from returning to the game.

Carroll said after a 27-20 victory that more tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis, adding that the injury "acts like" a torn ACL, which would end Britt's season.

Britt, 28, has started 86 of a possible 88 games for the Seahawks since the start of the 2014 season, when he was a second-round rookie out of Missouri.

Britt was replaced Sunday by Joey Hunt. The 25-year-old, who has appeared mostly on special teams for Seattle in three seasons, previously had 11 offensive snaps in five games this year.

--Field Level Media