According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Russell Okung has a torn ligament in his big toe, and likely will miss Sunday’s game against Jacksonville.
Seahawks LT Russell Okung has a torn ligament in his toe and is unlikely to play Sunday vs. Jacksonville.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 16, 2013
Mike Garafolo of USA Today notes that according to a source it’s a partial tear of the plantar plate.
Seahawks LT Russell Okung has a tear of a toe ligament, as @AdamSchefter noted. Source says it's a partial tear of the plantar plate.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 16, 2013
Okung’s injury is not good news for the Seahawks. But Seattle does have a backup plan with Paul McQuistan, who played left tackle for Okung against San Francisco on Sunday.
McQuistan also replaced Okung for the last four games of the 2011 season after he suffered a torn pectoral muscle against Philadelphia, so Seattle has been down this road before.
Perhaps more important, Seattle has to make sure to shore up it’s depth behind McQuistan, which means rookies Michael Bowie and Alvin Bailey need to be ready to play.