Maybe Russell Wilson's nanobubble water is working after all.
Despite suffering what appeared to be a gruesome leg injury midway through the Seahawks' win over the 49ers on Sunday, Wilson returned to the game after missing just one snap. He eventually handed the game over to backup quarterback Trevone Boykin in the third quarter with the Seahawks holding a sizable lead.
Considering Wilson already suffered an ankle injury in the season opener, there's plenty of reasons to be concerned about another leg injury to a quarterback who relies on his mobility to survive behind a suspect offensive line -- especially when the injury looked like this:
Luckily, the Seahawks and Wilson appeared to have dodged disaster. According to coach Pete Carroll, Wilson sprained his knee:
Carroll on Russell Wilson (knee): "He sprained his knee a little bit. He'll do an incredible job of rehabbing."— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) September 25, 2016
The quarterback himself said, "I don't think it's severe as it looked. I have good mobility."
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Wilson is expected to play against the Jets next week, but a lot will be determined by the results of Wilson's MRI Monday.
If Wilson can't suit up, Boykin will be forced to make his first-ever NFL start. In relief of Wilson, Boykin completed 7 of 9 passes for 65 yards, one touchdown and one interception on Sunday. On his part, Wilson averaged more than 10 yards per pass and pieced together a 114.9 passer rating before he sat on the sidelines.
It won't matter who starts under center for the Seahawks, though, if Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick does what he did on Sunday, when he went full FitzTragic and threw six interceptions.