Seattle, WA, United States (4E Sports) – The Seattle Seahawks have placed Pro Bowl offensive tackle Russell Okung on injured reserve-designated to return list due to a torn ligament in his left toe suffered against the San Francisco 49ers last weekend.
Teams are allowed to bring back players on the list after eight weeks.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll described the injury as lasting from six to eight weeks.
Okung can start practicing after six weeks and can return to the field for the home game against the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 17, if all goes as planned.
Veteran offensive linemen Paul McQuistan is moving from left guard to Okung’s left tackle spot in his absence. James Carpenter will start at left guard.
“We’re very fortunate that Paul has so much experience and can jump right in there,” Carroll said. “The first thing you worry about is communication and the continuity up front, and Paul will do a great job with that.”