Seahawks’ Russell Okung might miss time with calf strain
Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung sustained a calf injury in Sunday’s win over Cleveland that could force him to miss some time.
Coach Pete Carroll called it a strain. He said the team in unsure about the severity but acknowledged the possibility that it could sideline Okung for at least some amount of time.
“We don’t know what that is until we get it all checked out,” Carroll said. “That was the only guy that came up injured out of the game, but disappointed for him because those can last a little bit. We’ll see what it means. We don’t know much about it.”
Okung was injured near the end of the third quarter. Alvin Bailey replaced him at left tackle and played the remainder of the game.
Cornerback DeShawn Shead started the game but left for good midway through Cleveland’s opening possession. Carroll said that was to preserve Shead and not because of a re-injury to his ankle, which he initially injured last week against Baltimore.
“We got him out there a little bit and just had a chance to kind of save him,” Carroll said. “It was miraculous that he was back on the field this week. So we were able to get him through. He should be fine for next week.”