Russell Wilson Injury: Updates on Seahawks Star's Ankle and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Jan 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks downfield to throw during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a right ankle injury in his team's 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 11. However, he is ready to play.

Continue for updates.

Wilson Active vs. Rams

Sunday, Sept. 18

Seahawks' John Boyle announced that Wilson was not listed with the inactive players against the Los Angeles Rams.

ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing a source, reported that Wilson will play against the Rams. Schefter added that Wilson's "movement could be hindered but one source said, 'He’s doing great.'"

On Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also reported: "Sources originally believed [Wilson] would miss multiple games with his ankle. Diligent rehab led him to barely miss a practice snap."

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on Friday that Wilson would play against the Rams, per Gregg Bell of the News Tribune.

Latest on Wilson's Practice Status

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Friday, Sept. 16

The Seahawks announced Wilson was a full participant in practice for the third consecutive day.

Wilson Comments on Playing Status 

Thursday, Sept. 15 

"I'll be ready to roll," Wilson told reporters when asked if he'll play Sunday. When asked if he was surprised how his ankle feels, Wilson added, "Yeah. That's what the doctors and trainers have all been saying. They're shocked it's doing this well," per Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR. 

Carroll Comments on Wilson's Testing

Monday, Sept. 12

Carroll told reporters Wilson underwent X-rays and that "he's all fine there...a little bit of swelling but he'll make it through."

On Sept. 11, Bob Holtzman of ESPN noted after the Dolphins matchup that it was just a precautionary X-ray on Wilson's right ankle.

Wilson Comments on Injury

Monday, Sept. 12

"It feels a little sore, but I'll be all right," Wilson said on Sunday, per Crabtree.

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Seahawks Need Wilson Healthy for Super Bowl Push

Wilson completed 27 of 43 passes for 258 yards with a touchdown and an interception to go along with 16 rushing yards on four attempts in Week 1.

Strictly by the numbers, Wilson is coming off the best season of his career; and with Marshawn Lynch limited by injuries, the three-time Pro Bowler needed to. Wilson's 68.1 percent completion rate, 4,024 passing yards and 34 passing touchdowns were all career highs.

The 2015 campaign was somewhat disappointing for the Seahawks, though, as they lost to the Carolina Panthers in the divisional round.

It goes without saying just how important Wilson is to the Seahawks' Super Bowl chances in 2016. As stout as Seattle's defense is, Wilson is the driving force.

The Seahawks would likely turn to undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin if Wilson was forced to the sidelines during the season. Boykin is similar to Wilson stylistically, as he ran for 2,049 yards and 27 touchdowns in his four years with the TCU Horned Frogs.


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