Russell Okung Injury: Seahawks LT Carted Off After Injuring Ankle

Russell Okung left the Seattle Seahawks exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers with a left ankle injury.

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Russell Okung Injury: X-Rays Negative On Left Ankle

X-rays from Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung's ankle have come back negative, according to early reports. Okung injured the ankle on the Seahawks' first offensive series in their opening preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

According to team doctors, the 23-year-old's ankle isn't broken, however, a sprain or high ankle sprain remains an option. In that case, it's a possibility that Okung may miss most of the preseason, and, depending on the severity of the injury, the opening of the regular season as well. Head coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to speak to media after the game and should have further news.

If Okung's injury is lingers, it would be a huge blow to the Seahawks' offensive prospects. Mired in an uncertain quarterback situation, Seattle was expected to rely heavily on the former first-rounder's immense contributions to the run game this year.

For updates on Russell Okung's injury status and the impact it has on the Seattle Seahawks, check out SB Nation Seattle and Field Gulls.

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Seahawks Vs. Chargers: Russell Okung Suffers Injury, Carted Off Field

It's already a bad start for the Seattle Seahawks in their first preseason game against the San Diego Chargers. On the Seahawks first offensive series, starting LT Russell Okung suffered an ankle injury and was carted off the field. There's no word on how severe it is. He was replaced by Tyler Polumbus.

It's worrisome that Okung's ankle injuries cost him six games in his rookie campaign. The Seahawks selected him with the sixth pick so there are certainly some expectations on him. We'll see how serious it is.

Okung has had recurring problems but this is the type of injury that teams wanted to avoid. There weren't any OTAs or offseason programs because of the lockout so players have had about two weeks of training camp to prepare for the first preseason game. It's hardly ideal.

SB Nation Seattle is covering Okung's injury and stay tuned to Field Gulls for reactions to the injury.

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