HARROW, U.K. — Most people sleep on transatlantic flights.
Russell Wilson, apparently, does high knees exercises in the aisle.
The Denver quarterback, held out of Sunday’s game because of a hamstring injury, said he spent half of the team’s eight-hour charter doing stretches and exercises to try to keep making progress for a return to the field here Sunday against Jacksonville.
“The first two hours I spent watching film,” Wilson said here Wednesday. “The next four hours I was doing treatment on the plane. Everybody was knocked out, I was doing high knees, working on my legs and everything else and making sure I’m ready to rock.”
Really? Exercising on the plane?
“I do it when I need to, especially when it’s a longer flight,” he said. “The more you move, the better you feel when you get off on this side. I’ve got my secrets. Movement and tons of water always helps.”
Wilson said wanted to play Sunday against the Jets but ultimately head coach Nathaniel Hackett and the team’s training staff opted to hold him back. Hackett on Wednesday here wouldn’t say categorically that Wilson would return Sunday at Wembley Stadium, but did continue to say that the 11-year veteran is trending in the right direction. Wilson had no such nuance in his answer.
“I feel great,” he said. “Ready to roll. I’m super locked in and ready to hopefully get a big win in London. This would be a key game for us against a really good football team we’re playing. I think both of our records don’t necessarily represent who we are.”