Russell Okung returns to practice

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung has returned to practice in limited fashion with coach Pete Carroll saying Okung is one or two weeks away.

Okung was in a helmet and shoulder pads for Thursday's practice, doing work in individual drills just a week after injuring his left ankle. He is not full speed yet, but Carroll says Okung is "not as bad as he was" in reference to a pair of ankle injuries that sidelined Okung for chunks of last season.

Okung was hurt in the first series last Thursday night in Seattle's preseason opener at San Diego. Carroll said after the win that Okung "felt something pop" as he blocked, but his legs were not contacted on the play in which Okung injured his left ankle.

Carroll wouldn't guarantee that Okung will be ready for the season opener Sept. 11 at San Francisco.