BREAKING: LT Russell Okung has torn ligament in toe
Jan 6, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung (76) prepares to block Washington Redskins linebacker Lorenzo Alexander (97) during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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:
According to Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo, one source has said it was a partial tear of the plantar plate:
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.