Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his toe and is “unlikely” to play on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
Seahawks LT Russell Okung has a torn ligament in his toe and is unlikely to play Sunday vs. Jacksonville.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013
According to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo, one source has said it was a partial tear of the plantar plate:
Seahawks LT Russell Okung has a tear of a toe ligament, as @AdamSchefter noted. Source says it’s a partial tear of the plantar plate.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 16, 2013
Okung was injured late in the first quarter of last night’s 29-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He was carted off the field and taken to the locker room, but returned to the Seahawks sideline midway through the second quarter.
Okung’s injury was initially believed to be turf toe, according to NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk.
Unfortunately, the torn ligament is slightly worse and could take between 2-4 weeks to heal.
In the meantime, the Seahawks have moved Paul McQuistan to left tackle and placed James Carpenter at left guard, in the place of McQuistan, according to ESPN.com.
The Seahawks host the Jaguars (0-2)* on Sunday before traveling to Houston (2-0) and Indianapolis (1-1) in consecutive weeks.
*Correction: A previous version of this article listed the Jaguars season record as 1-1 instead of 0-2. The writer regrets the error.