On Wednesday, it was reported that Denver Broncos’ quarterback Russell Wilson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Naturally, it was easy for many Broncos fans to grow concerned over the report. But folks from the Mile High City can take a breather, because it’s not expected to be a long-term issue.
According to Broncos reporter Mike Klis of 9News, Wilson needed surgery because of “a nagging discomfort”, rather than injury. Klis added that the surgery “should not affect” the 34-year-old quarterback.
Wilson has been one of the most durable players in football since his 2012 rookie season. He didn’t miss a single game from 2012 to 2020, but the streak ended when he suffered a finger injury in Week 5 of 2021 which sidelined him for three games.
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He missed two games in 2022, one with a hamstring injury and another with a concussion. Wilson finished the 2022 campaign, his first as a Bronco, with a 60.5 completion percentage for 3,524 yards and 16 touchdowns against 11 interceptions.
Wilson’s first season in Mile High City was nothing short of a disappointment. The team fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett after a Week 16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and they have since hired ex-New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton for the position. Payton was acquired in a trade with the Saints two months ago.
Ahead of last season, the nine-time Pro Bowler signed a lucrative five-year contract extension worth $245 million. With Payton now in the fold, the Broncos can only hope that the future Hall of Famer will help Wilson regain that star-like form.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.