Friday, January 3, 2014

Seahawks' Willson Out With Ankle Sprain

A high ankle sprain doesn't sound like a good thing, but for Seattle Seahawks player tight end Luke Willson, it is.
Sunday during the fourth quarter against the St. Louis Rams after catching a short pass Willson was hit low by safety Rodney McLeod and attempted to limp back to the sidelines. He went down to the ground in pain and had to be carted off the field. Medical staff put an air cast on Willson's ankle, which can be a sign of a broken ankle.
After the game teammates were pleased to see Willson walking around the locker room on his own, without the aid of crutches. 
"We heard that he did not break his ankle," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "That's really good news. He has a high ankle sprain is what we think we know right now."
As we have seen in the past, a high ankle sprain can be a debilitating condition for an athlete, can keep them out entire seasons. Willson may have an opportunity to play in the postseason, depending on how severe his sprain is and how quickly he recuperates.
The timing of the injury was frustrating for Seattle, as it occurred right after officials called a play that would have been a large catch for Willson. Willson caught a pass one-handed and was heading for a 77 yard touchdown when Rams defensive end William Hayes was called for a neutral zone infraction. 
References: Herald Net
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