We already knew that Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung wasn’t playing this week because of a case of turf toe.
But his absence might be about seven weeks longer, though that’s the good news.
According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Okung is likely headed to the injured reserve/designated for return list, after getting what was described as “encouraging news” from foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte.
While it’s better than being out for the season, it’s still a significant blow for an offense that was struggling a bit anyway.
The Seahawks have played defense such that they don’t need a lot of points (and against the Jaguars this week, single digits might be enough), but Okung is not the kind of player easily replaced.