LONDON — Denver Broncos coach Nathaniel Hackett mentioned “barring any setbacks” he expects quarterback Russell Wilson to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Wembley Stadium.
Wilson missed final Sunday’s game against the New York Jets with a hamstring injury.
“Barring any setbacks we’re hoping to see Russell out there,” Hackett mentioned right after Friday’s practice.
Asked if Wilson had practiced Friday without the need of limitations, Hackett mentioned: “Correct, no limitations … we want to see him get out there and be thriving.”
Wilson has mentioned considering that the group arrived in London Tuesday that he anticipated to play.
“I really feel excellent, prepared to roll,” is how Wilson place it right after Wednesday’s practice. ” … Hopefully get a huge win in London … I really feel excellent, prepared to rock.”
Wilson suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of the Broncos’ loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and when he did not play in the loss to the Jets this previous Sunday, it was just the fourth begin of his profession he had missed. Brett Rypien began for the Broncos in final week’s 16-9 loss.
Wilson has currently been getting therapy for a partial muscle tear close to his proper shoulder considering that the team’s Oct. two loss in Las Vegas. Wilson had mentioned earlier this week he went as far as to do some of his rehab workouts on the team’s flight from Denver to London.
“I was performing therapy on the plane, everyone else was knocked out and I was walking up and down the aisles, higher knees, functioning on my legs, producing confident I was prepared to rock,” Wilson mentioned,
Hackett has mentioned the benchmark for Wilson to play would be the quarterback’s potential to “defend himself” and move to get out of problems. Hackett mentioned right after Friday’s practice Wilson had cleared that benchmark to this point in the week.
“Russell is normally going to assume he can go,” Hackett mentioned. “That’s what you appreciate about the guy … for us we wanted to be confident we gave him time, time to get his thoughts proper, physique proper every little thing. Just getting out right here watching him throw, watching him move in the pocket, you felt a lot extra comfy with him than final week.”
The Broncos (two-five) have lost 4 in a row, are at the moment final in the league in scoring (14.three points per game), final in red zone offense, final in aim-to-go scenarios as nicely as 30th on third down.
Wilson has thrown 5 touchdown passes in his six begins to go with 3 interceptions.