May 20, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung (76) participates in organized team activities at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Russell Okung diagnosed with torn ligament in toe


Week Two wasn’t kind to starting left tackles around the league. After the news surfaced that Denver Broncos left tackle may need season-ending surgery, it was reported that Seattle Seahawks bookend Russell Okung has been diagnosed with a partially torn plantar plate in his toe.

It is an injury that will likely keep Okung out for a minimum of a month.

Without Okung protecting Russell Wilson’s blindside, the Seahawks will be relying on veteran Paul McQuistan to step up and keep their second-year pro on his feet and healthy.

Seattle looks like the cream of the crop in the NFC and Wilson is key to their success, so they will need to ensure that he stays healthy if they want to remain atop their conference.

For Okung, he will hope to return sooner rather than later, but previous player’s history with the same injury does not make it seem likely.

We will keep you updated on Okung’s status as the team continues to give us more information on the offensive line’s most valuable toe.

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  • Steve Speidel

    I’m a seahawks fan. The front office’s failure to draft good offensive linemen the last couple of years is going to kill their chances to truly dominate. Football games are won and lost at the line of scrimmage.