Russell Wilson’s injury status will be worth watching in the coming days, but it’s not his ailing throwing shoulder at issue.
The Denver quarterback is receiving further evaluation on an injured hamstring Tuesday to try to determine the severity of the injury, a source confirmed to The Denver Post. NFL Network first reported Wilson was set for a Tuesday MRI on the muscle.
That doesn’t come as a big surprise after the Broncos’ Monday night loss to the Chargers. Wilson said his hamstring “grabbed me pretty good” while he was scrambling outside the pocket at one point during the fourth quarter.
“Just tried to play through it and all of that,” Wilson said. “I felt good moving around and throwing it and everything else early on and then that happened, which was a little unfortunate. But, you know, just trying to find a way to win a game.”
Complicating matters: Denver is tasked with preparing for the New York Jets on a short week after playing the Monday night road game.
Wilson earlier this month against Indianapolis injured the lat muscle near his right shoulder and he received a platet-rich plasma injection on Oct. 7 for treatment. He said that, 11 days later, the injury “did good” during the loss to the Chargers.
“But listen, the only thing that matters is us winning. I’m not going to sugar-coat it,” Wilson said. “The only thing that matters is us winning and finding a way.”
Wilson completed his first 10 pass attempts of the night to nine different receivers and hit 12-of-17 for 173 yards and a touchdown in the first half. In the second half and overtime, though, he went just 3 of 11 for 15 yards.