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Seahawks LT Okung out this week

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Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung is expected to miss “a week or so” with a bruised lung, coach Pete Carroll said Monday.

“He’s pretty sore now,” Carroll told 710 ESPN. “He got picked off pretty good, so it’s going to be a little bit for him.”

The injury occurred when San Francisco’s Ray McDonald blocked Okung on an interception at the end of the first half Sunday in Seattle’s 17-7 win.

Okung was taken to the hospital and released Sunday night. Carroll said he was feeling much better, “but it’s going to be a week or so before he’ll be able to jump back out there.”

Alvin Bailey, who stepped in Sunday, is expected to start at left tackle in Seattle’s prime-time showdown for the NFC West lead against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Carroll was unsure whether center Max Unger might return this week. He has missed four games with ankle/knee injuries incurred at Kansas City.

“We’ve got to wait and see,” Carroll said. “He’s not all the way back yet. We’ll have to find out how this week turns out.”

Lemuel Jeanpierre has started the past three games for Unger.


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