Asked on 710 ESPN Seattle if he would sit Wilson Sunday to give the quarterback more time to heal heading into a Week 5 bye, Carroll wouldn't discount the possibility.
"I think obviously there's a consideration for that," he said Monday. "With an extra couple weeks it would help everybody, if they could sit out for a while and they could all get healed. But we'll see what happens. We're going to do the right thing. We're going to make sure that we're very careful. He's an extraordinary person. We have to listen very carefully because he's going to will it and feel that he can do everything. We just got to see through it and make sure we're supporting him properly to help protect him from himself."
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In fairness, Carroll said sitting everyone a week leading up to the bye would help, so it seems like he tried to get around the specific question about Wilson. But the fact the team has a bye in Week 5 and Wilson has had an ankle and knee injury already this season, it may be what the team decides to do. We likely won't know more until later in the week. Trevone Boykin would get the start if Wilson is out Week 4.
Wilson missed one snap but then re-entered the game to finish the drive. After Seattle kicked a field goal, teammates made sure Wilson wasn't going to talk his way into playing through pain.
Pro Football Talk had a story that Wilson tweeted "God is Good! #Greatful" late last night, which perhaps one can assume means his MRI came back fine. The best-case scenario for the Seahawks is Wilson is able to play next week against the Jets, even if he's at less than 100 percent; and after the trip to New York, he gets the bye to heal up. Of course, with the team at 2-1, it's possible they try to rest him before the bye to get extra time to heal.
Wilson was pulled down awkwardly while being sacked by San Francisco's Eli Harold with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter. Harold was flagged for a horse collar tackle on the play as he fell on Wilson's lower leg. Wilson stayed down for a few moments before hoping up and limping around. He missed one play on that series - the first missed play of his career due to injury - but returned to throw one more pass, a 10-yard completion to Doug Baldwin.
Wilson was on the Seattle bench for its next offensive possession having a brace put on his left knee after a San Francisco turnover led to a quick change of possession. Trevone Boykin took over and Steven Hauschka's third field goal gave Seattle a 30-3 lead.
The knee injury comes on top of Wilson playing the last two weeks after suffering a sprained right ankle in the opener against Miami. Wilson was said to have more mobility coming into this week with the ankle, but the knee injury at least puts in question his status for the Seahawks next game.
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Monday, during his weekly radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wilson had a good first step in that regard by coming out of the Rams’ game “a little bit sore” but without any re-injury adding “he was okay coming out.”
Carroll also said it’s unclear when Wilson will be 100 percent recovered from the sprained right ankle. Carroll said the rehab plan is similar for Wilson this week and that he will likely again do a little less in practice.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (ankle) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Wilson is on track to play in Week 2 against the Rams. He may be a bit limited in the running game but he says he’s “ready to roll.”
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday. It looks like Wilson is on track to play in Week 2 against the Rams. He may be a bit limited in the running game but he says he’s “ready to roll.”
“He’s all fine there,” Carroll said, via Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times. “A little bit of swelling but he’ll make it through.”
Carroll suggested that Wilson might miss some practice time, but indicated that he wouldn’t miss a game. Trevone Boykin is the only other QB on the team's roster. As we pointed out earlier Monday in a story from ESPN, even if Wilson plays the Seahawks may have to tweak their playcalling a bit as Wilson is not expected to be as mobile as usual.
"We looked after him a little bit," HC Pete Carroll said. "We weren't sure what he could do, and we didn't want to tax him too much. We kept him in the pocket more than normal, just to make sure that we didn't force him to go."
Wilson said in the story he's comfortable playing in the pocket, but with the recent news his ankle injury is significant, his status for Week 2 is now in question. If he plays, he likely won't be 100-percent and the Seahawks could be forced to run more and rely more on Wilson's arm instead of his athleticism.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has a "significant" right ankle injury and his availability to play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams has been put into question, reports NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.
After the game Wilson said he would be fine with treatment and expected to play Week 2, but as can be typical with ankle injuries, it likely swelled up after the tape came off. Trevone Boykin is behind Wilson in the pecking order and he obviously downgrades any Seattle passing options. Owners may want to start looking at a backup plan for Week 2.
I'm told Russell Wilson is right now getting a precautionary x-ray on his right ankle.
Wilson suffered the injury in the first half but didn't miss any time. Because of that, we can only assume, as of now, he should be OK for Week 2, but we'll continue to monitor the situation. Obviously this kind of injury can affect Russell's mobility.
Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm
Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee, questionable) took full practice reps again Thursday and is questionable for Week 1. Graham is trending up this week, though we’re not expecting a full complement of snaps this early in the season. For what it’s worth, Russell Wilson says that he and Graham have been “lights out” in practice, and have been meeting regularly. Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:04pm
Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee) practiced fully Wednesday. Graham is trending up this week, though we’re not expecting a full complement of snaps this early in the season. For what it’s worth, Russell Wilson says that he and Graham have been “lights out” in practice, and have been meeting regularly. Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.
Graham posted low-end TE1 numbers prior to his knee injury last year and that sort of production is within reach if he can get fully healthy.
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