Over the last month and a half, Chargers fans and media pundits, alike, have been curious to the finer details of Russell Okung’s “undisclosed” injury, reported shortly before the team’s mandatory mini-camp that saw Okung as a non-participant.
Well, this morning, we all got what we’ve been waiting for: an explanation.
Statement on Reported Injury Status pic.twitter.com/MjV52jqESL— Russell Okung (@RussellOkung) July 25, 2019
According to Okung, just on a precautionary whim, he went to the doctor for a check-up. To his dismay, the blindside protector was blind-sided, himself. His tests came back with the results claiming a Pulmonary Embolism caused by blood clots.
Okung continues to note that he is “okay” and is “on the path to full recovery”.
This is spectacular news for the Chargers that Okung may not be out as long as some initially expected, but caution should still be used as this is a diagnosis that won’t likely ever go away completely.
For now, Okung can focus on his health and immediate future while the team gets younger tackles Sam Tevi and Trent Scott ready for what may be coming their way in week 1.