Russell Wilson has never missed a start in his NFL career and he is fully intent on keeping that streak going.
The Seattle quarterback is dealing with a sprained left knee but vows to be on the field when the Seahawks visit the New York Jets on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, FOX).
Wilson suffered damage to the medial collateral ligament while being tackled by San Francisco linebacker Eli Harold in last Sunday's victory over the 49ers. He began rehabbing the knee almost immediately and was a full participant in Wednesday's practice.
Wilson has started 77 consecutive games (67 regular season, 10 postseason) since entering the NFL and Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Wilson is "pretty determined" to play against the Jets.
"He's upbeat and feeling good and he's worked really, really hard to do everything to be right and he's going to go," Carroll said.
The knee injury is the second ailment to bother Wilson this season. He suffered a high ankle sprain in the season opener against the Miami Dolphins and played the following Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
The latest injury was much more of a concern as Wilson's left leg was in an awkward position under Harold's body as the tackle was completed.
"I was fortunate," Wilson said. "I don't think it was as severe as it looked, thank God. I think I'll be all right." >> Read more
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