Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had to admit that the shot he took in Week 1o from Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby set him back for a few days.
There was some controversy after that hit, when Wilson was forced off of the field to be examined for concussion symptoms. He went into the injury tent, and emerged from it instantly to miss only one play.
Wilson was diagnosed with a nearly broken jaw, and had to wear a splint that looked like a mouthguard for some days after the game to reset it. He admitted that the injury was painful and restrictive.
“Really for the first two and a half to three days I couldn’t really eat anything,” Wilson said, via The News Tribune’s Gregg Bell. “Just doing smoothies and all that kind of stuff.”
— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) November 17, 2017
While Wilson was injured, he posted a video of himself with the splint on accompanied by the hashtags #Brutal, #Jaws, #MyFaceHurts.
While Wilson tried to have fun with the pain, the Seahawks had some questions to answer about their handling of Wilson once he was sent off of the field. The NFL investigated their handling of the injury, and on Sunday ruled that the Seahawks did indeed violate the league’s concussion protocol, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The NFL has not yet decided on a penalty.