Fantasy football players and Seahawks fans rejoice: Russell Wilson says that he’ll be ready to go when the Seahawks face the Rams on Sunday.
Wilson has been dealing with the lingering effects of a sprained ankle he suffered in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, but both the Seahawks QB and coach Pete Carroll sounded confident all this week that Wilson would be healthy enough to play. He practiced Wednesday, and on Thursday, he made his status for Week 2 more or less official:
That doesn’t mean Wilson is in the clear, however. The Seahawks managed only 12 points in their Week 1 win against the Dolphins, largely because Seattle’s offensive line was a problem. The Seahawks obviously miss Russell Okung, who signed with the Broncos this offseason, and the rest of the line hasn’t quite found the chemistry necessary to keep Wilson upright and open holes for a running game that’s trying to make up for Marshawn Lynch’s retirement.
The Seahawks face the Rams this week. While Seattle should roll to a decisive win, L.A.’s one strength is its defensive line. If Wilson is less than 100 percent, and if the offensive line woes continue, it could be a long night in Los Angeles.