Okung (ankle/back) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.
Okung is now back at full health after having dealt with ankle and back injuries during training camp. The veteran left tackle only managed to suit up for six games with the Chargers last season, so avoiding the injury bug will be a focal point of his inaugural season in Carolina.
Okung (back) left practice early Sunday to work in the pool, Jonathan M. Alexander of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The positive news for Okung was that his exit from practice was planned, as he seems to be dealing with a tight back. It was reported last week that the veteran was contemplating retirement, so injury issues could be pushing him in that direction. Coach Matt Rhule went on to add that Okung likely will follow the same protocol for the next week or so.
Okung is considering retirement, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
The left tackle missed 10 games last season with a pulmonary embolism caused by blood clots. He was then traded from the Chargers to the Panthers in March, and while he declined to opt out of the 2020 season, Okung may just retire from football instead. The 31-year-old is projected as Carolina's blindside starter.
The Chargers agreed Wednesday to trade Okung to the Panthers in exchange for Trai Turner, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Okung is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to start immediately at left tackle in Carolina, while Trey Pipkins could fill the void left behind in Los Angeles. The trade won't become official until the new league year begins March 18.
Okung (groin) is ruled out for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Okung will miss a second consecutive contest due to a groin injury picked up Week 15. Trey Pipkins stands to start at left tackle in his stead, with Trent Scott also handling some reps.
Okung (groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Okung aggravated this injury during last week's loss to the Vikings, and now he'll sit out, ceding the starting left tackle duties to Trent Scott.
Okung (groin) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Okung has not practiced in any fashion this week after picking up a groin injury against the Vikings in Week 15. Trent Scott is slated to fill in for Okung at left tackle if the latter is unable to suit up.
Okung (groin) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday.
Okung picked up the groin injury during Sunday's loss to the Vikings, though it remains unclear if it's related to the one that sidelined him most of November. The 31-year-old's practice participation the rest of the week will provide a better idea of his status for Week 16.
Okung was forced out of Sunday's game against the Vikings with a groin injury.
Okung has battled a groin injury for over a month, so this may be related. Trent Scott is expected to fill in at left tackle.
Okung (groin) will play in Sunday's contest against the Broncos.
Okung was expected to suit up coming into the contest, so this news confirms that notion. The veteran hasn't seen the field since Week 10 when he sustained a hip injury. Now ready to play, Okung is expected to slot into his usual starting left tackle role.
Okung (groin) is expected to suit up against the Broncos on Sunday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Okung hasn't seen the field since Week 10, when he sustained a hip injury. He appears to have made good progress in his recovery during the Chargers' bye. If Okung is indeed able to play versus Denver, he'll draw his usual start at left tackle.
Okung (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Okung played only seven snaps Week 10 before suffering the injury and has been out since. He'll hope to play off the bye week, but Trent Scott or Trey Pipkin will fill in if the veteran can't go.
Okung (groin) is officially inactive for Monday's divisional matchup against the Chiefs, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Okung was downgraded to doubtful Saturday ahead of the showdown, and this news confirms he'll sit out. This is a tough break for the veteran, who has barely played while battling groin and calf injuries this season. In Okung's stead, look for Trent Scott to handle the starting left tackle duties for the game.
Okung (groin) is now considered doubtful for Monday's matchup against the Chiefs.
Okung was tagged as questionable Saturday, but the Chargers no longer feel that's an appropriate designation. The veteran left tackle likely will be replaced by Trent Scott while Trey Pipkins starts at right tackle in place of Sam Tevi (knee).
Okung (groin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Chiefs.
Okung didn't participate at practice this week, but he apparently still has a chance to suit up Monday. According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, the veteran left tackle is considered a game-time decision. Right tackle Same Tevi (knee) was already ruled out, so the Chargers could end up in dire straits on the offensive line this week.
Okung (groin) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice.
Okung is nursing a groin injury sustained during last Thursday's loss to the Raiders. He'll have two more opportunities to practice in some capacity ahead of Monday's game against the Chiefs, but it currently appears as though Okung is trending in the wrong direction. With Sam Tevi (knee) not suiting up Week 11, the Chargers could be forced to operate without both starting offensive tackles.
Okung (groin) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Okung sustained a groin injury after the first drive of Thursday's loss to the Raiders, the severity of which kept him from rejoining the contest. The starting left tackle is reportedly feeling well, which gives some reason for optimism, but count on the results of his MRI to disclose official information regarding the severity of the injury.
Okung (groin) was forced out of Thursday's game against the Raiders with a groin injury.
Okung exited after Philip Rivers threw an interception on the Chargers' first drive. Trey Pipkins entered the game in his place, and the Chargers are now without their two starting tackles with Sam Tevi (knee) inactive.
Okung (calf) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
Okung exited Week 8's win over the Bears due to a calf issue, but it appears as though he's avoided any sort of serious injury. Barring any setbacks, expect Okung to start at left tackle versus the Packers on Sunday.
Okung (calf) said following Sunday's win over Chicago he doesn't think his injury is serious, Gilbert Manzano of The Orange County Register reports. "I can't talk too much about injuries, but I think it's something minor," Okung said.
Okung was forced to leave the game and didn't return, as he was making his 2019 debut after dealing with a pulmonary embolism. The good news for the team and him is he seemed to avoid a serious setback, but expect the team to have the official word on the injury in the coming days heading into Week 9.