Report: Russell Okung has a torn labrum, sprained shoulder



Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on his Monday press conference that Russell Okung is expected to play through a torn labrum and sprained shoulder injury.

Okung is not expected to miss any playing time while nursing the injuries.


The Seattle Seahawks were dealt more bad injury news on Monday when it was learned their Pro Bowl tackle Russell Okung has a torn labrum in his shoulder.

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Q 13 FOX reported the news first and said that the injury is thought to have occurred in Seattle’s Week 3 win against the Denver Broncos.

That was back on Sept. 21, and Okung has reportedly been trying to play through the injury since then.

The extent and severity of the tear is not yet known, but it is “believed to be significant.”

The labrum is a major component of the shoulder joint and holds the arm bone and shoulder bone together, according to Johns Hopkins’ official website.

Okung’s injury comes at the wrong time for Seattle’s offensive line, which is already missing center Max Unger (foot) and tight end Zach Miller (ankle).

That leaves little experience on the O-line and it showed in Seattle’s 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

Russell Wilson was rushed and pressured for the majority of the game, allowing little opportunity for him to get the offense going.

In the upcoming weeks, Seattle will have to play the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers, both of whom have shown they have solid defensive lines.

That could spell trouble for Seattle if their frontline can’t get healthy soon.

Seattle also learned Monday that Byron Maxwell, one of their starting corners, strained his calf on Sunday and Kam Chancellor is still dealing with a nagging hip injury.

Bobby Wagner reportedly has turf toe and Richard Sherman reportedly hurt his shoulder Sunday as well.

The Seahawks, who were healthy the majority of last season, are suddenly seeing a number of starters dealing with injuries right as the season is getting to the grind.