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Russell Okung leaves on cart, X-rays negative

Posted on: August 11, 2011 9:41 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Not much went right for the Seahawks' first-teamers in their Week 1 preseason game against the Chargers. From Tarvaris Jackson's debut as the Seattle starter (he left after going 3 for 5 for 13 yards), to the defense watching San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers go 5 for 6 for 87 yards and a touchdown on his first drive, to the familiar-but-no-less-troubling sight of left tackle Russell Okung going down with an ankle injury.

The Seahawks' 2010 first-round pick and the man tasked with filling the huge void (both literally and figuratively -- both mostly literally) left by Walter Jones, suffered the injury in the first quarter. He was engaged in a block at the time but the ankle was untouched. Although Okung left the field on a cart, there is some good news:

The NFL Network's Jason La Canfora tweets that: "X-Rays negative on SEA LT Russell Okung, who left game with what appeared to be an ankle injury. Hope his injury luck turns this season."

As Rotoworld notes, "The ankle isn't broken but … the Seahawks can't afford to suffer through another injury-plagued season from Okung, a difference maker for their offense. They've got enough problems at quarterback already."

For real.

Okung missed six games last season as he battled high ankle sprains.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:08 am
 

Russell Okung leaves on cart, X-rays negative



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Since: Mar 26, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 3:10 am
 

Russell Okung leaves on cart, X-rays negative

No Carson Palmer!!! An as for Okung, can we say Orthotics and better ankle taping!



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 11:07 pm
 

qb in Seattle

the problem could be solved with Carson Palmer(...big play needed!!)


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