Initial x-rays say that Seahawks tackle Russell Okung didn’t break any bones after carting off the field Thursday night.
Unfortunately, he could have suffered a high ankle sprain.
“Russ has got an ankle sprain,” Pete Carroll said after the game via Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “It was non-contact, you know. Just felt something kind of pop in there. X-rays were negative and all that so we’ll see what happens. He’s real disappointed.”
The No. 6 pick of the 2010 draft struggled with ankle injuries all last year. Carroll was asked if this was a high ankle sprain.
“It’s in that area,” Carroll said. “It is in that area. We’ll see. They were getting some stuff to check it out further, but he’s real disappointed obviously. It wasn’t even a contact foul.”
Okung was the only Seahawks starting offensive lineman back in the same spot as last year. He left three of his 13 games with ankle injuries last year, including the preseason. Tyler Polumbus replaced him.
Yeah, this is not how the Seahawks wanted to start their season.