Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took part in the portion of practice open to the media Wednesday afternoon.
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson participated fully in the first half hour of practice on Wednesday, the portion that is open to the media, yet the latest indication that he will be able to start Sunday against the Rams in Los Angeles.
That period includes mostly light throwing and conditioning and no team drills. Wilson’s ankles were taped but otherwise he looked no different than in the past. Wilson sprained his right ankle in Sunday’s 12-10 win over Miami.
Before practice, coach Pete Carroll said that Wilson had also taken part in the walk-through in the morning “and is fine. So he’s going to practice.”
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell told reporters after practice that the team isn’t changing anything in its approach to Sunday’s game due to Wilson’s injury.
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“Right now we are expecting (him) to be full go,” Bevell said. “I don’t think he has any different thoughts than that. He is amazing in his preparation and he is probably not even sleeping with all the rehab he is doing and I expect him to be ready to go.’’
Carroll said that Wilson has evolved into the kind of experienced player who can figure out how to play around any potential physical limitations.
“I do think that,” Carroll said. “And I think that really, really great performers find a way. They don’t have to be 100 percent all the time to operate at a really high level. So that’s part of what is going on.”
Carroll, though, said Wilson also is determined to come back Sunday being as close to his old self as possible.
“His attitude is as charged up as you can imagine,” Carroll said. “As always, he’s excited to prove that he can make this back and get back and all that. He’s half crazy about proving it. So he’s good and his attitude is great.”
Carroll also said that running back Thomas Rawls will start Sunday against the Rams and that running back C.J. Prosise will practice this week despite playing with a cast on his hand after breaking a bone in his hand Sunday.
OL Germain Ifedi, who suffered a sprained ankle a week ago Wednesday, was not at the part of practice open to the media and Carroll said it would be “a challenge” for Ifedi to play this week. Expect J’Marcus Webb to play at right guard again this week.
Also, tight end Nick Vannett, who has not played since suffering a high ankle sprain on Aug, 18 against Dallas, was at practice and doing some light running. He was not taking part in practice per se, but simply being out there and not in a boot was a step from where he had been in previous weeks.