A day after spraining his knee in Seattle's 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is "feeling great," head coach Pete Carroll said on 710 ESPN Seattle on Monday.
What exactly that means for this week's game at the New York Jets remains to be seen, but an MRI confirmed Monday that Wilson has a sprained MCL but escaped more serious injury, Carroll said on the Brock and Salk Show.
"Russell is good," Carroll said. "He's unbelievably OK. He feels great, he has been rehabbing all night and doing his thing. He can move around, he's walking fine, you can't tell anything. He's really excited about the thought he'll be able to maybe get through this thing. His ankle came out great. He didn't have any issues with that at all. We'll see what happens.
"We'll give him a couple of days and see if anything changes with that, but first report, getting up in the morning, getting up in middle of the night and doing his rehab, it turned out exceedingly well."
As Carroll noted, the ankle injury Wilson suffered in the season opener is less of a factor at this point, with Carroll saying "he didn't even feel it at all," during Sunday's win over the 49ers. With the Seahawks having their bye week following this week's game at New York, Carroll acknowledged they could consider giving Wilson more rest to get fully healthy, though he also said it would be very hard to keep Wilson out of a game.
"Obviously there's a consideration for that," Carroll said. "With an extra couple of weeks, it would help everybody if they could sit out for a while, they'd all get healed. We'll see what happens. We're going to do the right thing. We're going to make sure we're very careful. He's an extraordinary person, we have to listen very carefully, because he's going to will it, and he's going to only feel he can do everything, so we've just got see it through and make sure we're supporting him properly to help protect him."
The injury news isn't as positive for running back Thomas Rawls, who missed Sunday's game with a shin injury, and as the team discovered Monday, will be out a bit longer.
"We got a little bit of bad news on that one," Carroll said. "Thomas, his fibula is what is injured, and it's a little bit worse than we thought. It showed up a little bit more today, so it's going to take him a few weeks to get back."
Carroll reiterated that this injury is not related to last year's ankle injury, and he said Rawls won't need a cast or a walking boot, "but it's going to take a little while."
Carroll said he is "kind of counting on" rookie guard Germain Ifedi being ready to play this week after missing three games with an ankle injury. Carroll said the two talked after the game about returning to practice Wednesday and added, "The expectation is that he's ready to go."
Also expected back at practice this week with a chance to play in New York is rookie tight end Nick Vannett, who missed the first three games with an ankle injury.
As for rookie running back C.J. Prosise, who has missed the last two games with a hand injury, Carroll said Prosises is "physically ready to play if he can handle the football."
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Get close to the Seahawks with these sideline portraits during their 37-18 victory over the 49ers on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.