Carroll: Russell Wilson has ankle sprain, but should be able to play next week

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SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks does warmup passes before an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

SEATTLE — This probably isn’t what you want to hear, but we’ll have to wait to find out the extent of Russell Wilson’s injury.

The quarterback hurt his ankle when he was sacked by Ndamukong Suh during the third quarter of the Seattle Seahawks’ 12-10 win over the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on Sunday.

NFL Insider Ian Rapoport said Monday morning he’s been told Wilson’s ankle injury is significant and “puts his availability vs Rams into question.”

In true Russell Wilson fashion, the QB tweeted early Monday: “Hard Work Pays Off! #NoTime2Sleep P.s… See you in LA.”

Still, the Hawks will likely be picking up another quarterback this week in addition to current backup Trevone Boykin.

“We’re going to look at it,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said on Sunday. “He got in a really bad situation there …

“How tough can he be? It didn’t even  faze him. I mean, not even for an instant was he fazed about that.”

Wilson was noticeably limping after the hit, and was soon examined on the bench of the sideline before heading to the training table. He was noticeably slowed by the injury for the remainder of the game, though he did lead the game-winning drive.

“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.”

Wilson said there was “no shot” he wasn’t going to return to the game.

Bottom line: patience, 12s. We’ll just have to wait and see how Wilson feels later on in the week.

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