Sat. Sep 26th, 2020

Chargers’ Russell Okung a changed man after…

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Chargers' Russell Okung a changed man after...

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Offensive tackle Russell Okung struggled through a routine offseason workout for the Los Angeles Chargers on the final day of May. He couldn’t explain why.

“It was during a normal two-minute drill — something we do all the time in OTAs,” Okung said. “I felt some shortness of breath and really couldn’t get my bearings. And it sort of was lasting throughout the practice and throughout the day. And I said to myself, ‘Man, I must be out of shape. Something must be off with me.'”

Okung was right: Something was wrong. His first inclination was he had the flu. However, his wife, Samar, eight months pregnant with their son, Cairo, was concerned enough that she pressured her husband to see the team doctor the next day.

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