CHICAGO - OCTOBER 17: Julius Peppers #90 of the Chicago Bears rushes against Russell Okung #76 of the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on October 17 2010 in Chicago Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julius Peppers; Russell Okung

Russell Okung Injury: Seahawks OL Has Bone Bruise

Russell Okung avoided major injury in Week 1, exiting the game with just a bone bruise.

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Russell Okung's Injury Not Believed To Be Major

Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung received some good news Monday morning when his knee injury was diagnosed as a simple bone bruise, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

The oft-injured blindside protector limped off the field during Seattle's final drive of Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and didn't return.

By avoiding ligament damage, it appears likely that Okung will be able to play through the ailment and be on the field this Sunday for the Seahawks' home opener against the Dallas Cowboys. (If he can handle the pain, that is.)

This prognosis should come as music to Russell Wilson's ears, as the rookie signal caller now will most likely have Okung covering his back from quarterback head hunter DeMarcus Ware. Then again, the third-year lineman was struggling before going down with the injury, so perhaps Ware will have his way no matter who is lined up across from him.

If Okung is for some reason unable to go, journeyman Frank Omiyale is expected to take his place in the starting lineup.

For more information on Seahawks football, head on over to SB Nation's Seahawks blog, Field Gulls.

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