Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson shook off an ankle injury to help the Seahawks make a thrilling comeback against the Dolphins in Week 1.
But his status vs. the Rams could be in question.
According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Wilson’s sprained ankle could sideline him for Sunday’s NFC West game on the road in Los Angeles.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
Wilson initially shrugged off the ankle injury when it happened early in the third quarter and led the Seahawks to a come-from-behind victory when he tossed a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin with 31 seconds left.
The injury happened early in the third quarter when Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh stepped on Wilson’s right ankle while chasing him down during a pass play. Wilson’s mobility was visibly limited, but not enough to stop him as the Seahawks relied on him to score on a 14-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in the final moments.
Wilson, who had an X-ray on the ankle after the game, told reporters during the postgame press conference that he was fine and that he would be “ready to roll.”
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Suh kicked Wilson twice when he sacked him, causing the injury. Wilson said it was just a freak accident.