RENTON Russell Wilson is practicing on Wednesday and starting on Sunday at Los Angeles.
So says coach Pete Carroll.
“He’s pretty good,” Carroll said Monday, a day after Wilson sprained his ankle on a sack during Seattle’s opening win over Miami and kept playing on it. “He’s not in a boot. He’s walking around. He’s practicing on Wednesday and ...”
Carroll shrugged and shook his head.
“...he’s planning on playing. We’ll see how it goes.”
I asked Carroll if he was suprised at that development; Monday morning on Seattle’s 710 AM radio he said it’d be tough for Wilson to practice this week, though even then he expected the fifth-year veteran that has never missed a practice let alone a game to play Sunday against the Rams.
His answer was vintage Carroll.
“Well, for people that think negatively about it, they would be surprised,” Carroll said, adding “sprained” is how to best describe the injury.
“You know, just taking it one shot at a time. I was looking over my shoulder to see if he would come out for the next series, to see if he’d get up off the bench (after he came up from Ndamukong Suh’s sack in the third quarter limping; Wilson had to be helped up off the turf by referee John Hussey). We were concerned.
“We will still be concerned. We will take care of him, do a really good job of taking care of him during the week -- and we are counting on him making it back.”
Trevone Boykin got his helmet on and took snaps with starting center Justin Britt in front of the bench while Wilson was on the training table behind it getting his ankles heavily and hurridly taped. That was during one of the Dolphins’ five three-and-out drives against Seattle’s defense. Boykin, the undrafted rookie from TCU, is the only other quarterback on the roster.
That may change.
Asked if the Seahawks are looking to sign a veteran backup quarterback, Carroll said: “Yeah, we are considering all of that.”