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Russell Okung Injury: Seahawks Left Tackle Could Play In Week 2

Seattle Times beat reporter Danny O'Neal reported on Monday via Twitter that Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung has a bruised left knee, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Okung is expected to play during Week 2 when the Seahawks will face DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Cowboys at home and should not miss any significant time moving forward.

The 6'5, 310-pound lineman from Oklahoma State has a big responsibility in protecting rookie quarterback Russell Wilson's blind side, and is a key component of the team's continuity on offense. The diagnosis of only a bone bruise is good news for Okung, as it means that he will likely be able to play as his pain tolerance dictates.

The Seahawks will face the Cowboys at 1:05 p.m. at Century Link Field on Sunday.

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