INJURY REPORT

For the first time Russell Wilson speaks out on shoulder injury

Oct 13, 2022, 12:27 PM
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Russell Wilson received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday for a shoulder injury he suffered in Las Vegas during Week 4’s Broncos loss.

The day-after-procedure came following Denver’s tough Thursday night loss to the Colts in Week 5, where Wilson had the worst passer rating of his season so far.

According to the NFL Network, Wilson’s injury is “not usually” treated with an injection. The pain is also more usually felt by baseball players than football, granted Wilson was a pro baseball player at one point. But the injury is impacting his throwing shoulder.

Officially, Wilson has a strained latissimus dorsi; it’s a muscle that stretches from the middle and lower back to behind the arm.

“It’s getting better every day,” Wilson told the media on Thursday.

Quashing any concern that the star quarterback will play on Monday against the Chargers. However, Wilson was still listed as a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.

“There is a lot of season left. There is a lot of greatness in store,” Wilson said. “I am built for good times and tough times.”

According to MLB.com, a Grade 1 lat strain usually requires a 2-to-3-week recovery. A Grade 2 strain usually lands a player on the injured lost for roughly a month. Surgery is generally not needed for Grade 1 or Grade 2 strains. In a Grade 3 strain, the muscle ruptures, with a procedure considered necessary.

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