Russell Wilson: ‘I’ll be ready to roll’ Sunday against LA Rams


RENTON, Wash. — It’s the news you wanted to hear, 12s.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said in a news conference Thursday afternoon that he will be “ready to roll” come Sunday.

Wilson suffered an ankle injury when he was sacked in the third quarter of the Seahawks’ 12-10 victory over the Dolphins last Sunday. His mobility was severely limited, and a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport suggested the injury was serious.

“The trainers have been great with me,” said Wilson. “A lot of hard work, a lot of prayers and tons of ice too.”

Wilson said his trainer from California has been staying with him all week to help with treatment at home.

Wilson said this is the first time he’s sprained an ankle. He wore a boot Sunday night, but then had it taken off the next day.

“The trainers are shocked that it’s doing this well – really not any swelling at all. I got on (my ankle) right away. It was the mindset of being able to overcome the situation.”

  • Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams: Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. with Seahawks Gameday on Q13 FOX, followed by kickoff at 1:05 p.m.

On Wednesday, head coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is the rare player who can still deliver on the field in the face of injury.

“His attitude is like as charged up as you can imagine, as always, but he’s excited to prove that he can make it back and get back and all that,” Carroll said. “And he’s half-crazy about proving it.”

“I think that really great performers find a way,” he said. “They don’t have to be at 100 percent all the time to operate at a really high level.”