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Chargers left tackle Russell Okung out due to blood clots

Posted at 11:26 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 14:26:19-04

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers offensive lineman Russell Okung will miss most of training camp due to blood clots.

The veteran left tackle revealed Thursday on Twitter that he experienced chest pains during an offseason practice at the team facility in June. Okung said he went to an urgent care and that tests revealed he suffered a pulmonary embolism.

Okung said doctors told him that the decision to go to the urgent care likely saved his life. He said that since it was detected early, it is treatable.

“I’m feeling great physically. It’s not an ankle or shoulder,” Okung tweeted. “As soon as doctors clear me, my plans include blocking #17’s blind side (Philip Rivers) all the way to Miami.”

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