Sep 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Seattle Seahawks tackle Russell Okung (76) on the field in the fourth quarter. The Seahawks defeated the Panthers 12-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks Russell Okung out with injury



The former first round pick for the Seattle Seahawks has injured his foot and is questionable to return. Michele Tafoya reported that they were looking at the big toe on his left foot.



Okung was the 1st round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2010 and was selected 6th overall. He has established himself as one of the top young left tackles in the game making it to his first pro bowl last year.

The Seahawks can ill-afford to lose talented players on the offensive line. With the excellent defensive ends that the San Francisco 49ers employ, it will be difficult to keep Russell Wilson upright during the game.

Fortunately Wilson is a mobile quarterback and can hopefully protect himself with designed rollouts and quarterback draws. If he is able to keep the defense off-balance then he will have the advantage. At this stage, with this crowd, I would anticipate that a significant advantage now belongs to the 49ers, however the Seahawks currently lead 5-0 and will look to build on that lead.

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