Seattle T Russell Okung Suffers Ankle Injury

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

The Seahawks lost a meaningless game Saturday night at Qwest Field.

The bigger concern is how long they'll lose a meaningful player.

Left tackle Russell Okung, the player Seattle picked No. 6 overall in April's NFL draft, left in the first quarter after suffering an ankle injury during Seattle's 27-24 loss to Green Bay.

"It's a legitimate ankle sprain," coach Pete Carroll said after the game. "So we'll see how it goes."

Okung left the field in the first quarter and was replaced by Mansfield Wrotto, who finished the game at left tackle. Okung was not available in the locker room afterward. He underwent X-rays, which did not detect a fracture. He will have an MRI on Sunday.

Carroll was asked if Okung suffered a high-ankle sprain.

"It may be," Carroll said. "We don't know that right now."

Typically, recovery from a high-ankle sprain takes four to six weeks. Sometimes it is quicker. Seahawks cornerback Josh Wilson was back two weeks after suffering that type of injury last year. Sometimes it's longer, as was the case with tackle Sean Locklear, who missed about two months.

Fantasy Impact: 

It's not like Seattle has a plethora of fantasy weapons, but if Okung is out for several weeks, it won't help any of their offensive players.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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