Carroll: Wilson will be able to play vs. Rams despite injury

A quick look at the Seattle Seahawks' season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins.

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes quarterback Russell Wilson will be able to play in Week 2 against Los Angeles despite suffering a sprained ankle in the opener against Miami.

Speaking on his weekly radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday, Carroll said Wilson has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle. Carroll said both X-rays and an MRI came back clear, but there is some swelling.

Earlier in the day, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported the sprained ankle was enough that Wilson's availability for Week 2 is in doubt. ESPN reported Sunday Wilson underwent x-rays on the ankle.

Wilson may be limited in practice this week ahead of facing the Rams, Carroll said.

Wilson has not missed a game during his career.

Wilson was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 12-10 win over the Dolphins while being sacked by Ndamukong Suh. Wilson had his ankle re-taped and did not miss a snap.

Rookie Trevone Boykin is currently the only other quarterback on the active roster. If there is doubt about Wilson’s ability to play Sunday, expect the Seahawks to sign a veteran backup.

If it’s any indication, a tweet from Wilson seemed to show him in good spirits Monday morning.
 

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