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Russell Okung | Tackle

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 310
College: Oklahoma State
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Seahawks LT Russell Okung (bruised lung) will miss 1-2 weeks.
Okung suffered a scary chest wall injury when he got hit by Ray McDonald during Sunday's Week 15 win over the 49ers. The 2012 Pro Bowler will be replaced by Alvin Bailey, who will have his hands full at Arizona Sunday. Russell Wilson took seven sacks the last time these two teams met. Dec 16 - 8:20 AM

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Russell Okung (chest wall) has been released from the hospital.

Okung left Sunday's win over the 49ers while spitting blood. His status going forward is uncertain, with Alvin Bailey serving as the backup at left tackle.
Dec 14 - 8:32 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung was forced from Seattle's Week 15 game against the 49ers with a chest injury.

Okung was officially classified as "doubtful," but should be done for the day. Alvin Bailey is now in the game on Russell Wilson's blindside. "Chest" injuries often end up as pectoral issues. Okung's 2011 season was ended by a torn pec.
Dec 14 - 6:43 PM

The Seahawks will get LT Russell Okung (calf) and C Max Unger (foot) back in Week 10 against the Giants.

It's great news for all of Seattle's offense, which struggled to pass protect Russell Wilson in last week's game against the Raiders. The Seahawks enter Sunday's clash with the Giants as nine-point favorites per the Vegas line.
Nov 7 - 4:08 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung has been playing through a labrum tear in his shoulder since Week 3.

Players can often play through labrum tears, waiting until the offseason to get them repaired. Coach Pete Carroll downplayed the issue, saying Okung has had full strength and hasn't missed a practice since the injury.
Oct 14 - 9:04 AM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Broncos in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned after halftime.

The oft-injured yet valuable Okung just got shook up. He was briefly replaced by Alvin Bailey at the end of the first half.
Sep 21 - 5:54 PM

ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount said LT Russell Okung could be entering his final year in Seattle unless he shows he can stay healthy.

Set to count $7.28 million against the 2015 cap, Okung is one of many tough, salary-cap decisions the Seahawks have on the horizon. He has missed 19 games due to injury in his four-year career, and was sidelined during spring practices recovering from foot surgery. Okung has been solid when healthy, but he needs to stay on the field to justify his cap number.
Jul 3 - 8:58 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (foot surgery) isn't participating in OTAs.

Okung's operation was first reported earlier this month, but it's unclear when he went under the knife. He's expected back for training camp, but Okung's health is rarely straightforward.
May 27 - 7:29 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung recently underwent foot surgery.

It might be related to the toe issue that sidelined Okung for the first eight games of last season. Russell Wilson's blind-side protector is expected back for training camp, but durability continues to be an issue here. Okung has missed 16 games through four NFL seasons.
May 9 - 11:57 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said LT Russell Okung may need offseason surgery.

We assume Carroll is referring to the toe injury that sidelined Okung for eight weeks at the beginning of the season. He was dealing with a torn plantar plate, similar to what Pierre Garcon was hampered by in 2012. Okung returned and manned Russell Wilson's blind side from Week 11 on through the Super Bowl.
Feb 5 - 7:03 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (toe) "made it through" Tuesday's walk-through, and remains on track to start Sunday's game against the Rams.

Speaking Tuesday, coach Pete Carroll reiterated what he said on Monday, telling reporters Okung "should be ready to go." It's a major bullet dodged for a team that will be tasked with slowing DPOY candidate Robert Quinn as it looks to lock down the NFC's No. 1 seed.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Coach Pete Carroll said he expects LT Russell Okung (toe) to play in the Week 17 finale against the Rams.

It's good news after Okung was forced to leave Sunday's loss to the Cardinals with soreness in his big toe. Okung missed eight games with a big toe issue earlier this season. Okung will see Rams stud RE Robert Quinn next Sunday.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 08:31:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung left Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Cardinals with soreness in his big toe.

It's a major concern because it's the same injury that caused Okung to miss eight games earlier this season. After the Pro Bowler left, undrafted rookie Alvin Bailey manned Russell Wilson's blind side. Wilson ended up getting sacked four times.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Seahawks activated LT Russell Okung (foot) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Okung has been practicing the last two weeks, but wasn't eligible to return until Week 11. He'll be an immediate upgrade over fill-in LT Paul McQuistan. The Seahawks are also expected to get back C Max Unger (concussion) and RT Breno Giacomini (knee) for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Seahawks LT Russell Okung (foot) was cleared to practice Friday.

Okung has been sidelined since early September with a torn plantar plate in his foot and is currently on short-term injured reserve. He remains on track in return in Week 11 when first eligible.
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 05:02:00 PM

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