K.J. Wright says he is ahead of schedule is recovery from shoulder surgery

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Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said Thursday in an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR that he is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery.

“Health is good. I’m ahead of schedule of where I need to be and if there’s a football season I plan on being out there game one,” Wright said.

Seahawks G.M. John Schneider revealed during the NFL Draft weekend that Wright had had surgery after the season.

K.J. just had surgery. He’s rehabbing from his surgery,” Schneider said in April. “I’m not sure of the timeline on when he’s going to be back. Hopefully, he makes it back on time, and we’ll see how it goes. It’s just a weird offseason. I mean for everybody, but especially for guys that have had offseason surgery.”

All three projected starting linebackers for Seattle – Wright, Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin – have been in the league since at least 2012 and will all play the upcoming season at over 30 years of age. Wright and Irvin are only under contract through the upcoming year. The Seahawks used their first round pick to take Texas Tech linebacker Jordyn Brooks, who could eventually be the long-term replacement for Wright.

Wright, 30, has started 124 games in his nine seasons for Seattle.

4 responses to “K.J. Wright says he is ahead of schedule is recovery from shoulder surgery

  1. What an incredibly talented player and great person KJ Wright is. His entire career he’s always done things the right way. Professional on and off the field. When he’s finished playing Seattle is going to miss his presence in the community. He’s done SO many great things for the Puget Sound areas. I really hopes he makes this home after his career.

  2. Cornerstone of the organisation, a player who does everything the right way, I hope they keep him around in a coaching capacity after his playing days are over.

    In the meantime, I hope he gets one last 3 year deal, he still has plenty left, its just a matter of if his body will let him.

  3. Let’s hope his recovery is both fast & complete. Guys like him that don’t need a pre season training with the team have become very important this COVID19 season. A 53 man team of mostly experienced, returning players will be better then the new, less experienced, younger players. At least for the first quarter of the season. (If played)

  4. Bruised Irvin seldom played a full season in Seattle, without missing at least a few games due to injuries. He was less often injured playing for other teams. The trend will likely continue. Probably has something to do with that turf in Putrid Sound Stadium.

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