Carroll: Russell Okung OK despite shoulder problems; LB Bobby Wagner suffers 'turf toe'

SEATTLE -- Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that left tackle Russell Okung will play despite having sprained his shoulder in Week 3.  Q13 FOX reported earlier that he had a torn labrum and was playing through the pain.

Okung suffered the injury in Week 3 against the Denver Broncos, and has been attempting to play through the pain.

"Russell sprained his shoulder in a game a few weeks ago and returned to that game and hasn’t missed a practice since. So he’s been fine," Carroll said at his news conference Monday.

Asked about the torn labrum, Carroll said, "When you sprain your shoulder, your labrum’s involved and there was some stretching and stuff in there, I don’t know how far that went. But he came right back from it. He’s had full strength, so he’s OK."

The Seahawks starting tackle spent part of last season on Injured Reserve with designation to return after tearing a ligament in his toe.

Carroll said linebacker Bobby Wagner suffered a turf toe injury in Sunday's game and he was unsure how troubling that will be for him. Okung missed part of last year with a similar injury.

Okung was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He is currently in the fifth year of a six-year contract with the Seahawks.

A Pro Bowl tackle in 2012, Okung is no stranger to injury, spraining both his ankles in 2010 and tearing his right pectoral muscle in 2011 before missing eight games last year with the toe injury.

The news of Okung's injury comes at a rough time for the Seahawks battered and bruised offensive line. A foot injury kept starting center Max Unger from playing in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. It is not yet known if he will return next week. Tight end Zach Miller is also out following foot surgery in late September.