Brandon Browner injury: Seahawks CB to miss 4-6 weeks

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Seattle will be without one of the team's top defensive backs moving forward.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will miss 4-6 weeks after head coach Pete Carroll announced he suffered a groin pull that included tissue damage.

Browner suffered the injury in a Week 10 game against the Atlanta Falcons. The Seahawks announced he would be inactive against the Minnesota Vikings, but didn't have any further injury updates until he underwent an MRI.

The injury will hurt a secondary entering a four-game stretch featuring the Saints, 49ers, Giants and Cardinals. Each team has big play potential using several wide receivers capable of catching deep passes. Few teams are better prepared to handle an injury at cornerback than Seattle. The Seahawks will transition to Walter Thurmond, who has played very well in a rotational role after starting two games early this season.

Browner dealt with a hamstring injury early in the season and now has this groin pull. Appearing in eight games he has recorded 10 tackles and an interception.

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