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Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Seattle won 17-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks without Russell Okung for at least 6 weeks

The Seattle Seahawks look every bit like the Super Bowl contender they were predicted to be this year, but they’ve now experience their first real setback this year. They’ll be without their All-Pro tackle, Russell Okung, for at least the next six weeks after he suffered a torn ligament in his toe in last week’s win over the San Francisco 49ers:

The IR-designated to return list allows a team to place a player on IR after the season has started, but bring him back after eight weeks. Okung can start practicing after six weeks.

With Okung out, starting left guard Paul McQuistan will start in his place with James Carpenter taking over as the starter at left guard. McQuistan started the first two games at left guard, but moved to tackle Sunday when Okung was hurt. McQuistan also started the last four games of the 2011 season when Okung was sidelined.





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