RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a full participant in practice Wednesday and all indications are that he will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets.
Coach Pete Carroll said he needs to see how Wilson recovers from practice but as of now he’s expecting his quarterback to be able to play. Wilson sprained the MCL in his left knee while being pulled down awkwardly by San Francisco’s Eli Harold in the third quarter of Seattle’s 37-18 win Sunday.
Carroll said Wilson is “pretty determined” to play against the Jets, even though Seattle has its bye in Week 5 and there’s a chance for the quarterback to get two weeks of rest.
In a conference call with New York reporters after Seattle’s practice, Carroll said “everything went as planned” with Wilson on Wednesday.
“As long as he makes it through our days here, he’ll go,” Carroll said. “If he makes it through tomorrow, and we always look at the day after and see how he comes back. Did he bounce back well? We’ve watched him for a couple of weeks handle what he’s dealing with and he’s done a very good job. I don’t see any reason to think otherwise.”
This is Wilson’s second significant injury of the season. He sprained his ankle in the opener against Miami. Carroll said Wilson is continuing to receive treatment on the ankle, but that it’s no longer limiting Wilson.
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