Home / Seahawks / Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Has Sprained MCL, Expects To Play In Week 4

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Has Sprained MCL, Expects To Play In Week 4

Update:

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll confirmed on Monday that QB Russell Wilson does, in fact, have a sprained MCL.

  • Carroll said that it turned out “exceedingly well’‘ overnight. (Bob Condotta)
  • Carroll added that Wilson “feels great” and is recovering well from the knee sprain. (Sheil Kapadia)

———

A source tells Pro Football Talk that the report of Russell Wilson having an MCL sprain is just “trainer speculation.”

———

Adam Schefter reports Russell Wilson is expecting to play in Week 4’s game against the Jets, despite the knee injury he sustained.

After the game, Wilson mentioned that he doesn’t believe it’s as serious as it looked.

“I don’t think it’s as severe as it looked, thank God,” Wilson said, via ESPN.com. “I have to do some tests and check all that stuff out, but walking fine and all that, moving it well. We’ve got good mobility.

“I’ll be good to go.

Even HC Pete Carroll said that Wilson is “most likely” going to be fine for next week’s game.

“He has no intention of thinking anything other than that he is playing,” Carroll said. “He sprained his knee a little bit. He was lucky. He was in a bad situation. He knows it too. He lucked out that it wasn’t worse. We’ll see how he does.

———-

According to Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, the initial belief regarding Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is that he has a sprained MCL.

Wilson will still undergo more tests in the coming days to determine the severity of his knee injury.

Breer adds that Wilson thought he could go back in the game, despite apparent MCL sprain and his previous right ankle injury, but the team elected to hold him out of a game that was clearly in hand.

After the game, Wilson mentioned that he doesn’t believe it’s as serious as it looked.

Wilson, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He’s currently in the second year of his five-year, $89.142 million contract that includes $60 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $12.34 million for the 2016 season.

Entering today’s game, Wilson had thrown for 512 yards while completing 62.8 percent of his passes to go along with one touchdown and an interception over the course of two games.

We’ll have more regarding Wilson’s injury as the news is available.