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December 15, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Seahawks injury update: Russell Okung out one or two weeks

RENTON — Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung is likely out this week against the Cardinals with a bruised lung, although coach Pete Carroll didn’t completely rule out the idea of Okung playing in Arizona.

Okung took a big hit on the final play in the first half of Sunday’s game after Russell Wilson threw an interception. He went to the hospital to get checked out after the game. Carroll talked to Okung late Sunday night and said he was feeling better, but he also said the Seahawks are expecting Okung to miss a week or two unless they hear unexpectedly good news in the next couple of days.

The FOX broadcast caught Okung shoving a team trainer after the injury on the sideline. On that topic, Carroll said, “I think he was just frustrated with the fact he couldn’t go back in.”

If Okung can’t go, which is expected, the Seahawks will start Alvin Bailey at left tackle. Carroll said Bailey didn’t play his best game in relief of Okung in the second half against the 49ers, but Bailey is in his second year in Seattle and is experienced with the Seahawks’ offense. He’s also had to fill in before at tackle and guard in the past.

  • Center Max Unger (ankle/knee) is still “day to day” and his status for Sunday’s game is unknown, Carroll said. Unger has missed the last four games because of injury.
  • Tight end Cooper Helfet (ankle) should return this week,  Carroll said.
  • Carroll said he didn’t know the status of tight end Tony Moeaki (shoulder) for this week. Moeaki hurt his shoulder against the 49ers.

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