When he’s played, left tackle Russell Okung has looked promising. He just hasn’t played enough.
Okung injured his left ankle on Sunday in his third NFL start. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said it wasn’t as severe as the right ankle injury as he had in August, but it’s the same “type of injury.” Okung had a high ankle sprain in August and missed more than a month of action, including three regular season games.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times doesn’t expect to see Okung back in action for “at least a few weeks.”
If the first-place Seahawks wanted to find a silver lining in Okung’s rookie troubles: the great Walter Jones missed four games his rookie year.