The Seattle Seahawks confirmed an earlier report buy ESPN’s Adam Schefter that an MRI test concluded that offensive tackle Russell Okung has a torn pectoral muscle on the right side of his body, ending his season.
Torn pectoral muscles generally require surgery and a four-to-six month recovery period.
So three-fifths of Seattle starting offensive line is now done for the year, with rookies James Carpenter and John Moffitt being placed on the season-ending injured reserve with knee injuries earlier this season.
Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Paul McQuistan is a possibility to move over and play left tackle, with Lemuel Jeanpierre filling in at right guard, but the team also will consider other options.
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This is the second straight season that Okung has missed time because of injuries. Okung missed six games total last year because of high ankle sprains on his right and left leg, and also suffered an ankle injury during the preseason this year.