Broncos QB Russell Wilson underwent shoulder throwing procedure after loss to Colts
Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson underwent surgery on Friday in hopes of relieving discomfort near his throwing shoulder – an injury similar to the one that sidelined Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott during the major part of training camp last year, sources say.
As his teammates gathered Friday morning at the team facility following Thursday night’s 12-9 loss to the Colts, Wilson was on a plane to Los Angeles, where doctors performed an injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Sources say Wilson dealt with a strained latissimus dorsi – an injury more common among baseball players and not usually treated with injections. He appeared on the injury report with a right shoulder injury on Tuesday, and coach Nathaniel Hackett said Wilson was in pain after ‘bumping’ his shoulder in last Sunday’s loss to the Raiders .
Unlike Prescott, who didn’t pitch for nearly a month last August to allow the injury to heal, Wilson intends to continue playing when the Broncos return from their mini-bye for a Monday game. night against the Chargers on October 17.
Wilson’s hope, sources say, is that the injection – coupled with round-the-clock treatment from his personal medical team – will speed up the healing process. It is not clear, based on precedent and discussions with experts, whether the injection will improve his situation.
Wilson struggled in his freshman season at Denver, which gave up two more first-round picks to acquire him from Seattle in March and signed him to a five-year, $245 million contract extension. last month. In five games, Wilson completed just 59.4% of his passes with an 82.8 passer rating — both at career-low paces. He missed several shots in Thursday night’s loss to the Colts and was intercepted twice in the end zone, including on the last play of the game.