Bobby Wagner has a sprained knee, status uncertain for this week


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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 02: Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks walks off the field with an injury during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images

RENTON -- Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner's status for the final game of the season is in doubt after a knee injury sustained Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Head coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that the injury won't require surgery, but that it's unclear as to whether it will keep Wagner from playing against the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday.

"He's got a sprained knee and it's swollen today and all that," Carroll said. "But it's not the kind of damage that would make you have to get surgery. So we've just got to find out you know what the recovery time is like and take care of right now."

Wagner was trying to get around a block on a screen pass on the first defensive play of Sunday's game when his plant leg, his left leg, slipped on the wet turf. His leg extended out awkwardly as he was blocked to the ground and his right leg bent underneath him. Wagner immediately curled up on the ground and remained on the turf for a few minutes as he was attended to be the training staff.

Wagner came off the field and walked to the sidelined on his own. After milling about the sideline for a few minutes -- and briefly running back into the defensive huddle before the next play after the stoppage -- Wagner was taken into the locker room and did not return.

"He was going to come back in the game. You saw him go back in," Carroll said Sunday night. "Then took him back out to take him inside just to make sure. Just felt it was better to not go and make sure we know what's going on instead of just going back on the field."

Defensive end Carlos Dunlap "twisted an ankle" in the game against the Lions and did not return to the field. Carroll said Monday that Dunlap's ankle "wasn't terrible" and he has a chance to play this week against the Cardinals.

Running back DeeJay Dallas took a big shot to his thigh on the opening kickoff and played sparingly afterward. The impact left him with a thigh bruise. Carroll said Dallas seems to be OK coming out of the game.

Tight end Will Dissly injured his heel during the game and is uncertain for this week.

"Diss has got a really sore heel. That's kind of an unusual injury that we've got see how it takes to the week and we don't know yet," Carroll said.

Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JANUARY 02: Bobby Wagner #54 of the Seattle Seahawks walks off the field with an injury during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Lumen Field on January 02, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)


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