RENTON — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson seems unaffected by his sprained ankle.
Wilson was moving around and throwing fine during the portion of Wednesday’s practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center that was open to media, and the Seahawks are expecting him to be at full strength for Sunday’s road game against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Right now we’re expecting him to be full-go,” Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said following Wednesday’s practice. “I don’t think he has any different thoughts than that. He’s amazing in his preparation — he’s probably not even sleeping with all the rehab that he’s doing — and I expect him to be ready to go.”
Wilson suffered a sprained right ankle during last Sunday’s season-opening 12-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins at CenturyLink Field. Wilson suffered the injury while being sacked by Ndamukong Suh early in the third quarter, and although he was slowed the rest of the game he didn’t miss a play.
Wilson had both his ankles heavily taped at practice Wednesday, but appeared uninhibited.
“As always, he’s excited to prove that he can make it back, he’s half-crazy about proving it,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said prior to practice.
“I think really great performers find a way,” Carroll added, saying Wilson’s experience helps override the injury. “You don’t have to be 100 percent all the time to operate at a really high level.”
Ifedi not back yet
Seahawks first-round draft pick Germain Ifedi appears likely to miss his second straight game.
Ifedi, Seattle’s starter at right guard, did not participate in practice Wednesday because of the sprained ankle that kept him out of the opener, and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll sounded doubtful when asked about Ifedi’s status for Sunday.
“He’s still hobbling a little bit, but he’s making progress,” Carroll said. “It’s going to be a challenge for him to make it back this week. I don’t think he’s canceled it out yet, but we’ll see what happens.”
Also on the injury front, running back C.J. Prosise participated in practice Wednesday despite the cracked bone in his hand, but he was wearing a cast that covered his entire right hand.
Simon claimed, Tupou clears
Former Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon, who was waived Tuesday, will be staying in the NFC West as he was claimed off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals. Simon, a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft, had an injury-riddled three-plus seasons with the Seahawks, including a knee issue that kept him out of Sunday’s opener.
Fullback Taniela Tupou, the Archbishop Murphy High School graduate who was also waived by Seattle on Tuesday, cleared waivers and is now a free agent.
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