Russell Wilson gives injury update after missing action in Week 7

Wilson wasn't active for Week 7 game versus the Jets.

by Dzevad Mesic
Russell Wilson gives injury update after missing action in Week 7

Russell Wilson has confirmed that he is ready to return to the Denver Broncos' lineup this Sunday. Last week, Wilson sat out the Broncos and New York Jets due to a hamstring injury. This Sunday, the Broncos are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London.

Going into Sunday's matchup with the Jaguars, Wilson has given a strong indication that he intends to play. "I feel great, ready to roll. Hopefully get a big win in London. I feel great, ready to rock," Wilson said, per ESPN.

Wilson did treatment on his hamstring while on the plane for London

"I was doing treatment on the plane. Everybody else was knocked out and I was walking up and down the aisles, high knees, working on my legs, making sure I was ready to rock," Wilson revealed.

Wilson sustained a hamstring injury during the Monday Night Football game versus the Los Angeles Chargers nine days ago. The Broncos were operating on a short week and it was clear that Wilson could be forced to skip the Jets game.

In the end, Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett decided to sit out Wilson and start Brett Rypien at the starting quarterback position. Unfortunately for the Broncos, Rypien didn't lead them to victory as the Jets won 16-9.

Now, Wilson says he wanted to play but the team didn't want to risk anything. "I was ready to rock. I always want to be on the field. Obviously it was tough not being out there," Wilson claimed. The Broncos, who have been scoring 14.3 points per game so far this season, rank last in scoring in the NFL.

With Wilson returning this week, Broncos safety Justin Simmons admits he is hoping their offense finds it rhythm this week. "It would absolutely be huge. That's going to be huge for us," Simmons said of Wilson's return.

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