London – Quarterback Denver Broncos Russell Wilson He declared himself “ready to roll” for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.
“I feel good, ready to roll,” said Wilson, who missed last week’s game against the New York Jets with a hamstring injury. “…I hope to win big in London…I feel good, ready to rock.”
Speaking to reporters Wednesday after a Denver training – which took place at a school that includes alumni Winston Churchill – Wilson also said he rehabilitated with a painful hamstring injury on the Broncos charter flight to England.
“I was being treated on the plane,” he said. “Everyone else was knocked out and I was walking the aisles, my knees high, working my legs, making sure I was ready to rock.”
Wilson, who was injured earlier this month during the Broncos’ loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, did not play in Denver’s 16-9 loss last Sunday to the Jets. Britt Ribian He started under the Broncos who failed to score more than 16 points for the sixth time this season.
Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett didn’t reveal much about Wilson’s situation after Wednesday’s training, only going so far as to say the nine-time Pro Bowler was “going in the right direction” and that he “did quite a bit (Wednesday)”.
The three games Wilson missed last season after finger surgery were the only other games he missed in his career. He’s already been receiving treatment for a partial muscle tear near his right shoulder since the Broncos’ October 2 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.
When asked what he should see this week for Wilson to start and play Sunday against Jacksonville, Hackett said Wilson should be able to “protect himself, be able to escape, and be able to move.”
Hackett offered the same standards last week before Saturday’s decision to keep Wilson facing the Jets. Wilson was limited in practice last week, and during open viewing periods, he struggled to make even the most basic moves.
However, on Wednesday Wilson said he thought he could have played against the Jets.
“I was ready to rock,” Wilson said. “I always want to be on the field…it was obviously difficult not to be there.”
The Broncos (2-5) have lost four games in a row, and are currently ranked last in the NFL in goalscoring (14.3 points per game), last in red zone attack, last in goal situations, and number 30 in third.
But Wilson’s teammates believe his return to the squad can help wherever any help is most needed.
“It will definitely be huge,” Safety Justin Simmons He said. “…that would be huge for us.”
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