Pitts returns to practice with Okung sidelined
Veteran guard Chester Pitts will practice today for the first time with the Seattle Seahawks after being removed from the physically unable to perform list.
Pitts has been slowly working his way back from a knee injury he suffered last season in Houston. He was signed to add some versatility and depth to the line, one that will be without rookie left tackle Russell Okung for at least the next few weeks.
Coach Pete Carroll explained that Okung suffered a dreaded high ankle sprain, as Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune reported. The hope is that Okung will be back in time for the Sept. 12 opener with the San Francisco 49ers. That might be optimistic considering the nature of the injury. For the time being, Mansfield Wrotto is working in his absence.
“It’s not the worst one we’ve ever seen,” Carroll said about Okung’s sprain. “It’s kind of a moderate one. That’s why we hold out hope that maybe he can get back quickly from it. But those can be difficult. We’ll have to see how it goes for him.”
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