Russell Okung's status remains up in the air
Posted by Danny O'Neil
RENTON -- Coach Pete Carroll called the play unncessary.
He also said it was bad.
But Friday at noon the Seahawks coach was waiting to see just how damaging it was for Russell Okung, the Seahawks starting left tackle who suffered on injury to his right pectoral muscle in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's game against Philadelphia.
"He's got extensive damage to his pec it looks like," Carroll said. "We'll find out what that means late (Friday) afternoon I'd guess."
Okung was injured when the Eagles' Trent Cole, who grapped hold of Okung's arm, held on and twisted, essentially leveraging Okung until he flipped over Cole's hip.
Carroll stopped short of saying Okung would be lost for the final four games of the season.
"I don't know that," Carroll said. "I don't want to say anything right now. I don't know."
Paul McQuistan moved from right guard to left tackle to replace Okung after the injury with Lemuel Jeanpierre stepping in at right guard in McQuistan's place.
Carroll was asked about the specifics of the injury.
"He got thrown down after the whistle," Carroll said. "Really blatantly. Stuff like that happens in the game sometimes, but this was most unfortunate because he was damaged by it. I'm sure the league will take a look at this one. It's worthy of their efforts."
Was it dirty?
"It was a bad play," Carroll said.
While the NFL is at it, the league might want to look at
Cole's linebacker Brian Rolle's hit on Seahawks tight end Zach Miller in the third quarter on a play in which Tarvaris Jackson was sacked. Miller had released, he was running downfield in a route and looking back at the quarterback when Cole Rolle stepped up and blindsided Miller, knocking him down.
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