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Report: Seahawks Left Tackle Russell Okung Out 2-4 Weeks

Jason La Canfora of notes on Twitter that Seattle Seahawks rookie left tackle Russell Okung is expected to miss some time due to an ankle sprain suffered during Saturday's preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Russell Okung expected to miss 2-4 weeks with his ankle sprain after MRI today. Done for the preseason but will try to be ready for Week 1.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


The Seattle PI writes that the Seahawks have not commented on Okung's timeline yet.

That report has not been confirmed by the team. Coach Pete Carroll acknowledged after Saturday's loss that Okung's absence would be "pretty significant" if he's out for any length of time.

John Morgan describes the injury on SB Nation's Field Gulls and sounds optimistic that Okung's absence shouldn't be an extended one.

Okung's injury occurred right away - less than a second into the first play. Ben Hamilton was attempting to block Cullen Jenkins, tripped and fell on Okung's ankle. If watching an injury happen could foster hope, watching this injury does. The incident looks minor and Okung is able to pick himself up and finish the play. Hamilton's missed block seals Justin Forsett's fate, as he is forced to evade Jenkins in the backfield and then left to smash into an already closed hole after he does.

For everything Seahawks, head over to SB Nation's Field Gulls.