The Seahawks could be without Bobby Wagner when they play their final game of the season on Sunday, but the good news for the Pro-Bowl linebacker is that the knee injury he suffered Seattle's week 17 win over the Lions is not serious.
"He sprained his knee," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday during his weekly appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle. "He got in an awkward situation where he slipped and kind of did the splits, and he was getting pushed on by an offensive lineman at the same time."
But while the injury looked awkward, it turned out to not be a serious one and Wagner will not need surgery.
"He does not have major damage at all," Carroll said. "He has a sprained kind of kneecap that he's going to have to recover from, and that will all be about the swelling. He does have a little bit of swelling; I was with him this morning and he's sore and hobbled a little bit, but it's not a serious injury. As we look at things, it's not a surgery-required type of injury, and it'll take him a bit to get back."
As for Sunday's finale against the Cardinals, Carroll said it's too early in the week to know if Wagner could play in that game.
"I don't know that, can't tell you," Carroll said. "We'll see how he responds."
The 12s packed a chilly Lumen Field to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks as they took on the Detroit Lions on January 2, 2022.