The Seattle Seahwaks narrowly escaped Week 1 with a win over the Miami Dolphins, but it may have come at a cost. According to reports, star quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a “significant” ankle injury that could force him to miss next week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network passed along the news.
Wilson was injured in the third quarter of Seattle’s win after a hit from Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.
After the game, Wilson downplayed the severity of the injury.
“It feels a little sore,” Wilson said, via SeattlePI.com. “I’ll be all right — just a little ice, a little prayer, a lot of treatment.
“I was pretty limited, but I was telling coach Carroll and some of the trainers when I’m 43-, 44-, 45-years-old and still playing, that’s probably what I’ll look like out there.”
Wilson finished Week 1 with 258 yards, one touchdown and an interception. Wilson also lost a fumble.
If Wilson is unable to go against the Rams, the Seahawks will be forced to turn to backup quarterback Trevone Boykin, an undrafted rookie free agent.