Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is doing well after suffering from a knee injury during a game against division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. It’s unclear if he will start when the Seahawks take on the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. An MRI confirmed Wilson suffered a sprained MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) a day after the injury happened.
“Russell is good,” head coach Pete Carroll said on KIRO -AM Monday. “He’s unbelievably OK. He feels great, he has been rehabbing all night and doing his thing. He can move around, he’s walking fine, you can’t tell anything. He’s really excited about the thought he’ll be able to maybe get through this thing. His ankle came out great. He didn’t have any issues with that at all. We’ll see what happens.”
Caroll added: “We’ll give him a couple of days and see if anything changes with that, but first report, getting up in the morning, getting up in middle of the night and doing his rehab, it turned out exceedingly well.”
If Wilson’s injury doesn’t improve, it will be up to backup quarterback Trevone Boykin to lead the Seahawks. He played for one play Sunday after Wilson was injured.
Even though Wilson didn’t feel the injury when it happened, Carroll wants to err on the side of caution. “We’ll see what happens. We’re going to do the right thing. We’re going to make sure we’re very careful,” the coach explained.
Some fans have blamed Wilson’s wife, R&B singer Ciara, for his injury. They took to Twitter to write that the sprain is the beginning of the “Ciara Curse.” The accusation is that Wilson hasn't played as well since he started dating the “I Bet” star.
Wilson didn’t respond to his injury, or the apparent “Ciara Curse,” on Twitter. Instead, he posted a GIF of a Seahawks touchdown.
The Seahawks will battle the Jets Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT.
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