Russell Wilson, here on the training table after he sprained his right ankle in the Seahawks’ opening win over Miami last weekend, was full go for the start of Wednesday’s practice. He’s on track to start Sunday at Los Angeles. Elaine Thompson AP
Russell Wilson, here on the training table after he sprained his right ankle in the Seahawks’ opening win over Miami last weekend, was full go for the start of Wednesday’s practice. He’s on track to start Sunday at Los Angeles. Elaine Thompson AP

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Taped-up Russell Wilson full go in practice, on track to start Sunday at LA despite 1st career injury report

September 14, 2016 2:46 PM

RENTON Though he was on an injury report for the first time in his five-year NFL career, Russell Wilson was back on the field and a full participant in Seahawks practice Wednesday, with bulky black tape over both his ankles.

Seattle’s franchise-cornerstone quarterback made the next step, literally, toward starting Sunday at Los Angeles three days after Miami’s Ndamukong Suh sprained Wilson’s right ankle on a sack in the Seahawks’ opening win.

#Seahawks practice video: Russell Wilson moving on his sprained ankle, full go at start of practice. @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/s4HfbD8GI2

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 14, 2016

“Right now we’re expecting him to be full go,” offensive coordinator and play caller Darrell Bevell said following Wilson’s practice in brilliant sun.

“And 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.”

Tight end Jimmy Graham, who is more than half a foot taller than Wilson, patted his quarterback on top of the helmet to welcome him to practice.

QB Russell Wilson smiles at TE Jimmy Graham as both fully participate at start of #Seahawks practice Wednesday pic.twitter.com/7AqJ4iHUdM

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 14, 2016

And Wilson went through the daily bag drill with his offense that begins every practice.

Russell Wilson looks full go at start of #Seahawks practice despite sprained ankle. pic.twitter.com/0bu6lDEBi8

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 14, 2016

Wilson hopped up and down on his right leg, did stretching and warmup drills pushing off the injured ankle, threw passes to his tight ends including Jimmy Graham and did everything he normally does in the first 30 minutes of practice.

Russell Wilson full go at start of #Seahawks practice despite sprained ankle. @thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/p9Ew3nEsuQ

— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 14, 2016

Coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is “half-crazy” to prove to everyone he can start against the Rams a week after rallying the Seahawks to their opening win over Miami on that sprained ankle.

“He’s fine,” Carroll said.

Wilson practicing Wednesday extends his streak of not missing a practice, let alone a game, in his five seasons in the NFL quarterbacking the Seahawks.

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