Carroll: Russell Wilson has ankle sprain, but should be able to play next week
RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes quarterback Russell Wilson will be able to play in Week 2 against Los Angeles despite suffering a sprained ankle in the opener against Miami.
Speaking on his weekly radio show on KIRO Radio on Monday, Carroll said Wilson has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. Carroll said both X-rays and an MRI came back clear, but there is some swelling.
“He got a sprained ankle and he’s got a little bit of swelling and he’ll make it through it,” Carroll said. “I mean, how could you think otherwise? He’s going to make it through it. But we have to take into account that it’s going to be hard, it’s going to be hard for him to practice and stuff like that, so we’ll have to do a few things here.”
Wilson may be limited in practice this week ahead of facing the Rams, Carroll said. He has not missed a game during his career.
Wilson was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s 12-10 win over the Dolphins while being sacked by Ndamukong Suh. Wilson had his ankle re-taped and did not miss a snap.
He tweeted Monday morning seemingly indicating that he’d be ready in time for the Rams game.
“It’s a little sore but I’ll be alright,” Wilson said after the game. “I keep telling the guys, I’ll play on one leg if I have to.”