Seahawks' Russell Okung out for the year with torn pectoral
Posted by Danny O'Neil
Russell Okung did in fact suffer a torn pectoral muscle, which was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.com and subsequently confirmed by the team. That injury requires surgery and extensive rehabilitation and means Okung is out for the remaining four games of the season.
Okung's agent has not returned messages left for him, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said at noon there was no final confirmation of the injury. The Seahawks have not made an additional announcement.
The injury is the third to a Seattle starting offensive lineman in the span of four weeks, coming after rookies James Carpenter and John Moffitt suffered season-ending knee injuries in the same week.
Surgery is required to repair a torn pectoral muscle, and the general rehabilitation schedule is six months.
The injury occurred in the final minutes of Seattle's victory Thursday night against Philadelphia when Eagle defensive end Trent Cole grabbed hold of Okung's arm and flipped the Seahawks left tackle over onto his back.
With Okung out, Seattle will have decisions to make at left tackle. Paul McQuistan could move from right guard to Okung's spot, which is how Seattle finished Thursday's game. The Seahawks also have Jarriel King and Allen Barbre on the roster.
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