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Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:10 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

Seahawks offensive lineman Russell Okung left Thursday night's preseason game with an ankle injury.

The good news? As we noted last night, the X-rays were negative. Now the bad news: Seattle head coach Pete Carroll says Okung felt something "pop" when he suffered the injury.

"Russ has got an ankle sprain," Carroll said, per Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times. "It was non-contact, you know. Just to hear felt something kind of pop in there. X-rays were negative and all that so we'll see what happens. He's real disappointed."

He's clearly disappointed -- when we talked to Okung back in July, he was highly optimistic about taking a step forward in the 2011 season.

And this isn't the first time Okung's suffered a high ankle sprain -- Carroll acknowledged it was "in that area" -- and, as O'Neil notes, the left tackle has started 13 games and left three (!) because of ankle injuries.

Still, Pete Carroll sounded optimistic.

"We're not ruling out the fact we [could] get him back very quickly," Carroll said.

Of course, Carroll being upbeat isn't exactly surprising -- that's just how he rolls. But not ruling out getting someone back soon is eerily similar to when you hear a person "neither confirm or deny" something.

It might not actually be admitting the worst-case scenario, but it's pretty darn close.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:05 am
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday



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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:14 am
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

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Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: August 13, 2011 5:43 am
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

Petey the scrambler, ran from USC.....This Guy is good...Fight On.....



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

That injury aside the two rookies on the right looked ok.  I think the line will be much better this year with some added toughness from Gallery.  If Okung is out long with this injury then he will never be healthy.  He planted his left foot and pulled up lame.  It wasnt rolled on or anything and he was barely engaged with the defender, pretty weak.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

BTW-  I think we should start calling him  Russell Oden

I was thinking maybe Russel Tubbs, or is it Marcus Okung?



Since: Dec 11, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Okung 'felt something kind of pop' Thursday

Are you serious? Could there be worse news for the Hawks? Fortunately, Whitecastle and Josh Portis looked like they had pretty good time to make passes. Tavaris should be on a short leash this year. If Pete does in fact make him the starter, he should yank Jackson at the first sign of trouble. Maybe next year we'll have better Luck, if you know what I mean. BTW-  I think we should start calling him  Russell Oden.


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