Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is getting used to being banged up every time he takes a snap from his team. Rumors are swirling that Wilson suffered a major knee injury in their win over the 49ers Sunday that could lead to an uncertain season career.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Monday told 710 ESPN Seattle that their ace quarterback is doing well despite the results of his MRI. Carroll explained that Wilson managed to escaped a serious MCL injury and that his sprain knee will be closely monitored. He also stressed that Wilson’s previous ankle injury is a non-factor as they prepare for the Jets this coming Sunday.
In a press conference, Carroll tells the media that Wilson is okay and will report to practice on Wednesday. He explained that they are hoping to give Wilson the much-needed rest after the game against the Jets. Carroll wants Wilson fully healed after the team takes a bye after Week 4 wherein they stake a 2-1 win-loss record against the Jets (1-2).
“We’ll see what happens. Wednesday is a big day to see where he is. He looks fine, so I’m not that deeply concerned about it. I wish it didn’t happen, that he didn’t get banged, but I think he’s doing all right,” Carroll said.
Carroll explained that they will do the right thing and assess Wilson by Wednesday but stress that injuries have never slowed Wilson down. He added that they are doing everything in their hands to protect their valued asset in the team, whom he considers as an extraordinary player.
Wilson was able to play through with an ankle injury which he suffered during their season opener against the Miami Dolphins. Now, Wilson battles through an injured knee that he plans to play through again. Carroll stressed that Wilson’s response to the workout set for Wednesday and Thursday will find how ready he is for Sunday’s match.
Aside from Wilson, the Seahawks also expect the return of their players listed as injured. The lists include running back Thomas Rawls, rookie guard Germain Ifedi, rookie tight end Nick Vannett, and rookie running back C.J. Prosise.
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