Some of you noticed it during the game, but starting left tackle Russell Okung came off the field during the final series. Head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that Okung suffered a pectoral injury.
“Yes, Russell Okung got hurt,” Carroll said. “I didn’t see the play where they threw him down, but he got hurt. He has a pec injury that doesn’t look good right now. From what I heard it was really an unnecessary play that didn’t have to happen. You guys will probably see that. I don’t know if you saw it upstairs or not. He got thrown down and hurt his right shoulder or his pec or something. We’ll find out in the next day or so.”
That’s bad news for the big tackle, who has battled ankle injuries his entire career. We know how disruptive pectoral injuries can be for players, particularly for linemen.