Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle Russell Okung will likely miss 1-2 weeks after suffering a bruised lung in Sunday’s 17-7 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
Okung was taken to the hospital last night after he took a block to his chest from 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald on Eric Reid’s interception return on the final play of the first half.
Okung was shown spitting up blood on the sidelines as the teams headed into the locker rooms for the intermission. He also shoved a member of the team’s support staff in frustration on his way off the field.
Carroll said it isn’t expected to be a long-term issue with Okung likely missing a week or two “unless we get a really good report.”
Okung was replaced for the second half by Alvin Bailey, who would be expected to start in Okung’s place this week against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Cardinals sacked Russell Wilson seven times in their prior meeting with the Seahawks four weeks ago even with Okung in the lineup.