According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones, Russell Wilson took a flight to Los Angeles on Friday and underwent a procedure where he received an injection in his throwing shoulder.
According to the NFL Network, Wilson was given a platelet-rich plasma injection, which is intended to ease pain in the quarterback’s throwing shoulder. According to reports, Wilson has a strained latissimus dorsi, a condition more frequently seen by baseball players and typically not addressed with an injection.
According to the NFL Network, Dak Prescott, the Cowboys quarterback, battled with a similar ailment and treatment during training camp the previous year. When Denver returns from its mini-bye when they play the Chargers in Los Angeles on Oct. 17, Jones says that Wilson expects to continue playing, unlike Prescott, who did not throw for over a month in August. According to reports, Wilson expects the injection and 24-hour care from his private medical staff to hasten the healing process.
The 33-year-right old’s shoulder ailment was listed on the injury report this week, and Hackett claimed he was “dinged up” after the team’s Week 4 loss to the Raiders. In Week 5’s opening game against the Colts, he played through the injury, but he hasn’t yet looked like the Seattle quarterback everyone remembers.
The honeymoon phase between Wilson and the Broncos, who acquired him in a blockbuster trade this offseason and signed him to a five-year, $245 million contract, has already passed. A recent loss to the Indianapolis Colts, in which Wilson threw two interceptions, including a crucial one in the end zone that enabled Indy to build a comeback and force overtime, has left the team struggling out of the start with a 2-3 record. Denver also went the entire night without scoring a touchdown.
Through five games, the offense has been uninspired, and Wilson has been the focal point of these issues. If he keeps playing like this, his career lows for completion % (59.4) and passer rating (82.8) will be reached.
Fortunately for Denver, they are currently on a mini-bye following their game on Thursday. Wilson will have even more time to heal from the injection because they won’t play again until the Monday Night Football finale of Week 6.