Pete Carroll 'would be surprised' if Russell Wilson doesn't play Sunday

BySheil Kapadia ESPN logo
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was asked Wednesday whether he'd be surprised if Russell Wilson were to miss this week's game against the New York Jets.

"Yeah, I would be surprised," Carroll said. "He's pretty determined to get this done."

Wilson suffered an MCL sprain in his left knee during the third quarter of the team's Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. He returned to the field after missing one snap but then was pulled in favor of backup Trevone Boykin. The Seahawks had a 27-3 lead at the time.

Wilson has never missed a start in his NFL career. Carroll said he would practice on Wednesday.

"He's doing well," Carroll said. "He's going along just like we've seen the last few weeks. He's upbeat and feeling good, and he's worked really, really hard to do everything he can to be right, and he's going to go. We'll know more after today what he feels like."

Carroll said earlier in the week that Wilson would likely wear a knee brace if he played.

This is the second injury Wilson has dealt with through the first three weeks of the season. He suffered a right high ankle sprain in Week 1.