Seattle Seahawk fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief today, for now. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson left many worried when he suffered a left knee sprain in the third quarter of the Seattle’s 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Wilson will have an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but according to Wilson it won’t be a serious injury.
“I don’t think it’s as severe as it looked, thank God,” Wilson said. “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.”
Head coach Pete Carroll also believes that Wilson’s injury is minor, saying Wilson was “most likely” going to be fine.
“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.”
The injury occurred in the 3rd quarter when Wilson’s left leg bent awkwardly as he went to the ground while being tackled by 49ers linebacker Eli Harold.
“I don’t know if I did it on my own,” Wilson said. “I told them. They didn’t hear me, but I said, ‘Guys I’m going back out. See you there.’ I don’t know if they heard me. I don’t know. But I went back out there. So I don’t know if you could say I did it on my own or not.”
Wilson, who missed one snap on the drive and then was replaced on the next offensive possession by backup quarterback Trevone Boykin, was fitted for a knee brace by team doctors on the sideline.
“I told him he better put that helmet down,” Carroll said. “He’s not getting it back. So we buckled it up. He wanted to get back in, even at the end.”
This is Wilson’s, who has never missed a start in his NFL career, second injury through the first three games of the regular season.