SEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 11: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the start of an NFL game against the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson might be the most dedicated NFL player yet, and his recovery shows just that


Russell Wilson's not letting a sprained ankle get in the way of playing this Sunday.

The Seahawks' quarterback sprained his ankle during the season opener last week against Miami and was in a boot on Sunday. But the Tacoma News-Tribune reports Wilson has been vigorously rehabbing the ankle and will be able to play this week against Los Angeles.

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Wilson shed the boot on Monday and flew up one of his personal trainers from California to help him treat the injury at nights after Seattle's personnel treat it during the day. The frequent treatments have worked, as he's practiced fully the last two days. Wilson said the team's physicians are shocked at his speedy recovery.


"That's what the doctors and trainers have all been saying. They are kind of shocked it's doing this well," Wilson said. "Really not any swelling at all or things like that, because I got on it right away, hammering at it right away."

It's the first time Wilson's been injured in the NFL. He's started 76 consecutive games, including last Sunday's win over Miami, in which he threw for 258 yards and one touchdown.