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.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 12, 2016
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.