Seahawks' Jones likely to miss at least one game with bruised lung

RENTON, Wash. -- Seahawks running back Julius Jones is likely to miss at least Sunday's game at Minnesota because of a bruised lung.

Coach Jim Mora said Monday that what was thought to be a cracked rib sustained in the first quarter of Seattle's loss at Arizona on Sunday is a bruised lung. Doctors had Jones stay behind overnight in an Arizona hospital as a precaution. Jones flew back to Seattle on Monday morning.

"We took the proper precautions in not having him travel yesterday with that injury," Mora said. "At this point, I'd say it's unlikely that he'd be cleared to play Sunday."

Jones had only two carries before getting hurt. Justin Forsett replaced him and ran for 123 yards on just 17 carries.

Mora says Forsett and third-stringer Louis Rankin will be getting more carries over the next few weeks, if not the final seven games.

The Seahawks are 3-6.

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