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September 9, 2020 06:16 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 18, 2020 11:04 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Dealing with back issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2020 03:12 PM
Panthers' Russell Okung: Contemplating retirement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 4, 2020 09:36 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Packs bags for Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 27, 2019 02:48 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Ruled out for season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 02:44 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2019 06:32 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Doubtful for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 20, 2019 01:16 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Not practicing Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 15, 2019 07:20 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Departs with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 1, 2019 03:08 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Active as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 1, 2019 09:20 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Expected to face Broncos
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 29, 2019 04:56 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Questionable for Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2019 05:52 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Sitting out Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 18, 2019 07:20 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Downgraded for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

November 16, 2019 11:24 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Questionable Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 14, 2019 06:36 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Absent from practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 8, 2019 02:00 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Set for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 7, 2019 09:00 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Leaves with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 31, 2019 05:36 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 28, 2019 05:36 PM
Chargers' Russell Okung: May have avioded serious setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/310
Birthdate:
10/7/1988
Age:
31
Hometown:
Fort Bend, TX, USA
School:
Oklahoma State
NFL Experience:
11
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