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Okung injury confirmed

Post by Dave Boling / The News Tribune on Dec. 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm with 26 Comments »
December 2, 2011 5:19 pm

The Seahawks have confirmed that the injury to left tackle Russell Okung is a torn pectoral muscle. There’s been no word on if that means IR or surgery, yet. Recent torn pecs to Lofa Tatupu and Rob Sims were season-enders.

As for the question about Okung and Trent Cole, yes, word is that Okung had to be restrained after the game when he wanted to get after Cole, torn pec or not.

Looking at the line, now, the only starter who has not faced serious injury or surgery is center Max Unger, and he suffered a foot injury earlier in the season that landed him in a boot. Robert Gallery needed groin surgery, but managed to get back into the lineup.

Interestingly, the Rams team that the Hawks play next also is missing its starting tackles due to injuries.

Carroll’s contention that the functional effectiveness of the line in the absence of Moffitt and Carpenter was a symbol of improved depth. Hard to argue. Breno Giacomini has used this chance to his benefit. He’s a tough cookie, combative, eager to mix it up. But after his penalty-filled game against Washington, he showed impressive discipline several times against the Eagles when defenders tried to lure him into a scrap.  Giacomini played well against Chris Long in the last meeting with St. Louis. The staff has talked about like Jarriel King as either a tackle or a guard, so he might be given a chance now.

The Hawks at least will have some time to try to shop for some line depth as they don’t play until the Rams come to town a week from Monday.




Leave a comment Comments → 26
  1. williambryan says:

    It would be nice to see King play.

  2. HawkfaninMT says:

    Trent Cole just became my least favorite player in the NFL. What Suh did was bad, what Cole did ended Okung season, is causing surgery, and could set the OL back to square one if Okung doesnt come back 100%…

    The NFL better throw the book at him

  3. HawkfaninMT says:

    On a brighter side, Get to see some more young players get a chance at NFL action in case they need to step up again next year. Really wish we would have put a waiver claim in for Jared Gaither now though.

  4. Southendzone says:

    Please post a link to video of this play. I missed it during the game and would like to see what happened.

  5. nidhighe says:

    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported it’s a season ending injury.

    Hopefully we can get keep Lynch rolling so we don’t have to worry as much about the pass blocking from Okung’s replacement.

  6. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Fortunately we have the Rams next, so we have some time to sort out our o-line issues.

  7. Yeah. With or without Okung, next week is a bye week if there ever was one. I know the Rams upset the Saints earlier this year, but they have been a team truly decimated by injuries, too. The ‘Hawks will win 31-10 and improve to 6-7.

  8. I’m so happy that Max Unger is our center and Chris Spencer isn’t a Seahawk!

  9. GeorgiaHawk says:

    I know it’s a pipe dream, however I still hold some hope for a playoff run!

  10. mocarob says:

    I’ve uploaded a HD version of the play that Okung was hurt on.
    Not much to see, They cut away for a Geico promo then there’s a delay that the announcers didnt say anything about.. Then the next play someone has taken his place. Vimeo was still processing the video as I write this. If it isn’t ready check back later..
    If you want to re-live the Lynch run from last year it’s on my page as ‘bite me’

  11. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Max Unger is the unsung hero of our O-line this year,imo.

  12. you can see our guys, and the ref too, running over toward Okung when Cole threw him – must have been in a lot of pain. dammit – a really cheap f-ing play, and no need for it, play was over, game was over. so pointless.

  13. GeorgiaHawk, if the Seahawks win out (which seems unlikely), they would probably be alive for the playoffs in Week 17 and needing Detroit to lose to Green Bay. If they finish 9-7, whether or not they make the playoffs, that would be quite an accomplishment.

  14. bigmike04 says:

    you all can go cry a freakin river with this boo whoo crap about how Cole injured Okung when Russell Okung is a injured prone LT as it been provin all time as he get hurt too easily..

    Thought for the guy who made the comment about what Trent Cole did is worst than Suh are you Stupid Moron???? Suh some how doesn’t know when to stop acting liking like Mad Men on the field, I like his nasty drive but what he did was way worst than Trent Cole as Suh already been fined which he doesn’t care, than he is going to appeal his punishment because he think he did no wrong… If you watch the game both team were jawing at each other so it get heated, it was probably a heat of momement mistake.

  15. nidhighe says:

    “Russell Okung is a injured prone LT as it been provin all time as he get hurt too easily.”

    If Okung is injury prone, how has he started 21 regular season games in a row?

  16. HawkfaninMT says:

    Suh took a cheap shot, the guy got mad…
    Cole took a cheap shot, ended our LTs season…

    Not sure how yo can say what Suh did was worse?

  17. confucious says:

    To big mike. Is that you ACIB? Just put the bottle down and go to bed. This blog will be here in the morning.

  18. Yahoo is reporting Okung has been placed on ir 7 will require surgery.

    Hopefully Cole gets suspended.

  19. Palerydr says:

    @Big Mike dude you’re the Skown Okung played every down of every game he participated in college. He had ankle inj last year …. and he STILL Played! This was a blatant cheap shot. Further clean up your grammar you sound like a 6 year old in your posts then again maybe you are.

  20. Ewalters7354 says:

    BigMike,smh…dude find another blog to post on you damn duck.

  21. Southendzone says:

    Thanks moca!

  22. This is bad news, but we need to put it behind us. I saw several Eagles, not just Cole, trying to start fights all night long. Okung was taking the bait all night too. Its a shame what happened but time to move on. Besides, with the way Okung was hobbling on both ankles to start the year, did anyone really think he could play 16 games? Okung will be back and ready next summer and will be a potential all-pro for next season.

    And yes, Max Unger has really stepped up this year and shown he’s an NFL center. I wasn’t sure he could do it, but he has. One of Ruskell’s better draft picks, as it turns out.

    And some other surprises on this team worth celebrating – like Okung, Lofa, and Sims, Tavaris Jackson tore his pec – and his bicep – on his throwing arm. No IR for Tarvaris. Somehow he’s healing while playing, and 13-16 against a good secondary. Tarvaris is tough as nails and he’s a leader. Who Knew?!

  23. GriffinNW says:

    We got some wimpy Seahawks fans in here, my last comment is awaiting moderation..

    F*** us I guess. Holy s***. If Trent Cole goes with no suspension and/or fine I’m gonna freak out. There’s no place for that s*** in football.

  24. bigmike04 says:

    you know what the diffrent between myself & rest of fellow Seahawks fans poster on here is that, I don’t jump off the ship like most of you have, you guys jump off soon as the ship was sinking so my opinion is jump off the ship but you are not allow back on soon as the team is good..

    In my opinion Russell Okung is injured prone LT that just my opinion as he get hurt too easily..

  25. nidhighe says:

    Big Mike, your opinion and $5 might get you a cup of coffee. Okung is not injury prone. Injury prone linemen don’t start 21 games in a row, 23 if you count the playoffs. You make him sound like Pork Chop Womack, who couldn’t go a game without an injury.

  26. bigmike04… if you’re truly a Seahawks fan, you wouldn’t have written what you did in your original, albeit moronic, post. if what Trent Cole did was a “heat of momement mistake” (sic), then yes, it actually is worse than what Suh did, because the action of Suh didn’t end someone’s season. and it doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to figure that one out.

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