Bobby Wagner does not need offseason surgery

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Bobby Wagner won’t play in the Pro Bowl, but the Seahawks’ middle linebacker doesn’t need surgery, coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday.

Wagner’s exit physical revealed knee and ankle issues.

“He’s OK,” Carroll told Omar Ruiz of NFL Media. “He had something really he didn’t even know he had. Found it in the exit interviews that he has a little problem with his knee. He’s just going to rest up. He doesn’t have to do anything for it, but he needs to miss this game.”

Wagner missed much of training camp after an injection in his knee, and he sprained his ankle in a Dec. 15 game against Carolina.

Wagner, though, played every snap of every game other than the Carolina game when he played 58 of 72 defensive snaps.

Minnesota’s Eric Kendricks will replace Wagner in the Pro Bowl.

8 responses to “Bobby Wagner does not need offseason surgery

  1. Senile Pete Carroll needs to hire an in game head coach while he manages the other 6 days for the Seahawks. Things are moving too fast for his abilities to make split decisions, and its effecting the whole team to the point where they punt from other teams 35 on 4th and 1 along with taking delay of games from the 2 foot line after a stop clock spike.

  2. Wagner is still a great player, but there’s no question that he and KJ are on the downslopes of their careers, especially in terms of pass coverage. Hard to not lose a step in your 30’s, and it’s increasingly hard for them to keep up with today’s breed of fast shifty RB’s.

  3. Why is it so hard to grasp that Seattle needs an updated modem on game day. Scheme matters when teams are so close talent wise. Russell nullifies deficiencies and keeps Carroll employed and on a pedestal. Pete has to relinquish some duties to get back on top.

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