Seahawks’ Okung placed on IR, Browner probable

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Updated: September 20, 2013

Renton, WA (Sports Network) – Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung
will miss at least eight weeks after tearing a ligament in the big toe on his
left foot.

The team placed him on injured reserve-designated to return in hopes that he
can return this season.

Okung exited last Sunday’s 29-3 victory over division-rival San Francisco in
the first quarter. The sixth overall pick of the 2010 draft, Okung has
missed at least one game in each of his first three pro seasons due to various
injuries.

Paul McQuistan will start at left tackle for the foreseeable future, while
James Carpenter will replace McQuistan at left guard.

After missing the first two games due to a hamstring injury, cornerback
Brandon Browner practiced fully on Thursday and Friday as is probable for
Sunday’s tilt against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Defensive end Chris Clemons (knee) practiced all week and is also listed as
probable.