NFL Week 1 Injury Report: NFC West

Though the San Francisco 49ers managed to beat the Green Bay Packers without adding to their injury report, some of their NFC West rivals were not so lucky in Week 1. The Seattle Seahawks saw left tackle Russell Okung go down, the Arizona Cardinals lost their starting quarterback, and the St. Louis Cardinals saw key offensive lineman Rodger Saffold carted off the field.

Okung has a history of ankle injuries, leading many to suspect it was more of the same when the tackle limped off the field on Sunday. It turns out, though, that what he sustained was a knee injury, and not a significant one at that. Okung has a bone bruise with no ligament damage and is not expected to miss significant time. The Rams also saw center Scott Wells leave the game with a foot injury, leaving their offensive line in an even more precarious position.

The St. Louis Rams are also enjoying good news, as offensive lineman Rodger Saffold has only suffered a neck sprain. No neck injury is good news, but things could have been much worse. Saffold had to be carted off the field in a neck brace and strapped to a backboard, but he should be OK going forward.

The Cardinals spent the entire preseason laboring over who to play at quarterback and finally settled on John Skelton only to lose him to injury in Week 1. Skelton has a serious ankle sprain and may miss four to six weeks, leaving the team to start Kevin Kolb in their Week 2 game against New England.

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