Head coach Pete Carroll said Wagner (knee) won't play in the Pro Bowl but shouldn't need surgery, Andy Patton of USA Today reports. "He's just going to rest up," Carroll said. "He doesn't have to do anything for it, but he needs to miss this game." While surgery was on the table after Wagner's injury popped up in exit interviews, the All-Pro linebacker should be fine with simple rest and rehab. This was Wagner's sixth straight Pro Bowl bid after racking up a league-high 159 tackles this season. Wagner should be good to go for the 2020 campaign.
Wagner (ankle/knee) informed the media that his status for the Pro Bowl is uncertain, as he may need to undergo offseason surgery, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune Wagner indicated both his knee and ankle could potentially need surgery, so that will be something to keep an eye on. He played and started all 16 regular-season games for the Seahawks this year. In the process, he recorded 159 sacks (86 solo), three sacks, one interception and a forced fumble.
Wagner recorded 13 tackles (seven solo) and a sack in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals. Wagner suffered an ankle injury in last week's win over the Panthers, but he wasn't hampered in this outing, playing every defensive snaps. Through 15 games, Wagner now has nine double-digit tackling performances, bringing his total to 152 stops this year. With 16 tackles in the season finale against San Francisco, Wagner will set a new career high in the category.
Wagner (ankle) was absent during Thursday's practice session, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. A second straight day of missed practice is certainly not ideal, but head coach Pete Carrol has already gone on record saying he expects Wagner to be available Sunday against Arizona. If that's true, we'd expect the linebacker to make an appearance during Friday's practice, so keep an eye out to see how Seattle manages the linebacker's workload on the team's final day of practice before Sunday's divisional clash.
Wagner (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports. Wagner missed his first defensive snaps of the year after sustaining a sprained ankle in this past Sunday's win over the Panthers, but coach Pete Carroll said earlier in the week that he expects Wagner to play Week 16 versus the Panthers. Carroll reaffirmed his optimism by deeming Wagner "probable/questionable" Wednesday. We'll know more about the six-time Pro Bowler's status following Thursday's practice.
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