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Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung questionable with ankle

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The Seahawks don’t have a terribly long injury report today, but the one name at the top of it is fairly significant.

The Seahawks listed left tackle Russell Okung as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys, but at least he’s the only one listed as anything other than probable.

Okung suffered an ankle injury, and it didn’t get any better as the week progressed. He was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, but was limited yesterday and didn’t practice today.

Assuming Okung doesn’t have a miraculous recovery, Alvin Bailey will likely start at left tackle, a tough assignment with Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy across from him.

UPDATE 5:40 p.m. ET: The Seahawks later updated Okung’s status to questionable, and said he had an ankle injury. Coach Pete Carroll said he “couldn’t do anything today,” but declared it a “wait and see” situation.

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20 Responses to “Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung questionable with ankle”
  1. schmitty2 says: Oct 30, 2015 4:22 PM

    “Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung doubtful with toe injury”

    Gee, Hawks fans have never seen this headline before. SMH

  2. Chris says: Oct 30, 2015 4:24 PM

    This is how it begins. This is how Russell Wilson finally gets broken in half.

  3. cjalpo says: Oct 30, 2015 4:27 PM

    wtf we can’t catch a break.. our oline is already trash and now we lose our only good tackle… football gods cmon man, give us a break already

  4. cjalpo says: Oct 30, 2015 4:28 PM

    by the end of the year russell wilson is gonna be on crutches.. I’m telling you, pete gotta trade or sign some solid lineman already

  5. cjalpo says: Oct 30, 2015 4:28 PM

    smh,smh,smh,smh,smh,smh,smh,smh

  6. nwhawkhater says: Oct 30, 2015 4:29 PM

    What will be the excuse for Seattle fans if they lose to a 2-4 team that has no QB or its top WR?

  7. downwithflorio says: Oct 30, 2015 5:10 PM

    Hardy may be a scumbag, but he’s big, angry man with serious pass rushing skills. And he’s gonna be more pissed than usual coming into this game.

    No Okung means there’s a good chance Wilson may end up in the ER before this game is over.

  8. Marshawn Lunch says: Oct 30, 2015 5:16 PM

    There are no excuses. Pete and John have done a great job building a consistent contender. But, there has been very little attention to providing great offensive linemen. A team really is only as good as it’s offensive line. The Seahawks went to the Superbowl in 2005 because of that offensive line. Imagine what this 2015 team could do with solid pass protection.

    I’m sorry but Okung is made of glass from the high ankle down. It’s always something with him. And when he does play, he’s either false-starting or holding. He has great talent, don’t get me wrong. But with the injuries and the penalties, is it really worth it? Okung had his best game of the season. And, as usual, he got hurt doing it. Unreliable.

    SMH

  9. theashleyguy says: Oct 30, 2015 5:31 PM

    My wife is only a casual football fan. But when I said, “Guess who is hurt for the Seahawks?” she immediately said, “Duh! Okung, of course.” Isn’t that a sad statement?

    We’d better keep an extra TE in the whole game to help with the blocking.

  10. mrba4775 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:33 PM

    Hardy will be a beast on Sunday. Russell Wilson will be running for his life. Cowboys upset Seahawks 20-13. How About Them Cowboys, Super Bowl Bound! !

  11. osiris33 says: Oct 30, 2015 5:48 PM

    Chris says:

    This is how it begins. This is how Russell Wilson finally gets broken in half.

    cjalpo says:

    by the end of the year russell wilson is gonna be on crutches..
    ———————————————————-
    Been hearing this since the day he was drafted. Wilson has never missed a play.

    Not. One. Play.

  12. Marshawn Lunch says: Oct 30, 2015 5:56 PM

    “Russell Wilson will be running for his life. ”

    That’s par for the course so far this year. Russell knows how to take a sack without getting pummeled too much. But, he also runs better than any other quarterback in the league. So, I don’t think it’s wise for you to use that as a measure of hope for your team. If Wilson feels the pressure coming, and he will, he’ll get outside and make something happen or run for the first down marker. That’s just what he does. He’s pretty successful doing it too. It’s when he hangs out too long in the pocket that he gets sacked. And with Okung out, there will be an emphasis on quick passes this week. It’ll be a tough match. But I think the Seahawks have the better team.

    Go Hawks!!

  13. trollaikman8 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:05 PM

    It’s ok, Jimmy Graham will help chip block Hardy and all be fine. Lol.

  14. Chris says: Oct 30, 2015 6:25 PM

    Been hearing this since the day he was drafted. Wilson has never missed a play.

    Not. One. Play.

    Neat. That’s why I said this is how it “Begins”.

  15. tbone4444 says: Oct 30, 2015 6:46 PM

    Neat. That’s why I said this is how it “Begins”.

    Neat, well you’re still wrong. Russell’s had below average pass protection for many years and he still hasn’t missed one play. Not one play.
    Also to the homer proclaiming a Dallas super bowl, you might win the game, as we are having a down year….however Dallas will never sniff a super bowl as long as JJ has any involvement.

  16. jag1959 says: Oct 30, 2015 7:00 PM

    Marshawn Lunch says:
    Oct 30, 2015 5:16 PM
    There are no excuses. Pete and John have done a great job building a consistent contender. But, there has been very little attention to providing great offensive linemen. A team really is only as good as it’s offensive line. The Seahawks went to the Superbowl in 2005 because of that offensive line. Imagine what this 2015 team could do with solid pass protection.
    ______________

    We have differing definitions of what defines a consistent contender. 3 years of double digit wins doesn’t quite do it for me. To be a consistent contender the threat of going all the way needs to last 6+ years any less has to be viewed as the result of few good drafts but an inability to maintain it. Carroll and Schneider had some very good drafts that’s for sure. In addition to good judgement in terms of who to keep getting in front of contracts and extensions is what makes a team a consistent contender. I have really enjoyed watching this team the last few years, great D is hard to come by in the current NFL flag football climate but as good as they have been they haven’t reached consistent contender status and I fear they are already headed the other way.

  17. thebirdofprey2 says: Oct 30, 2015 8:10 PM

    Thank you for sharing that personal story with your family. Every Seahawk fan has been aware of Russell Okung injuries since he came here. He isn’t a terrible LT but considering he is the man after Walter Jones who never missed anything until the end of his career and was still the man on the field.

    I won’t shed any tears if Okung is let walk after this year. I remember thinking Washington made a mistake drafting Trent Williams over Okung. Sadly he can’t stay healthy and when the flag is thrown for a false start each week I already know what number they are going to call.

  18. arvinkp says: Oct 30, 2015 9:42 PM

    Run Lynch straight at Hardy… all 4 quarters.

  19. Pftsliberalagenda says: Oct 31, 2015 5:25 AM

    Shanny got it right pickin Trent over this bum

  20. jusjamn says: Nov 1, 2015 12:21 AM

    Does anybody else see Bailey nail down the left tackle spot every time Okung goes down? Maybe they send extra help, but I just don’t see the big drop-off. I see a early round tackle drafted this off season.

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