Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to miss at least the final two weeks of the season after injuring his knee during Sunday’s win over the New York Giants.
The team said Monday that Wilson would not be available for the Lions’ Week 7 contest against the Detroit Lions, a game that will be Wilson’s last before returning to Seattle for the season opener against the Cardinals.
Wilson will undergo an MRI on his knee on Monday morning and then a full recovery on the sideline.
“Russell Wilson is having an MRI today and will not be able to practice this week,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in a statement Monday.
“He will be limited for the remainder of the preseason and then will be cleared for play for Week 7 against the Lions.”
Wilson injured his knee in the first quarter of Sunday’s victory over the Giants and didn’t return to the game.
The injury ended the first half of the team’s 3-1 start to the season.
The Seahawks (7-3) won their third straight game and extended their lead over the Carolina Panthers to five games with a 31-20 win at Atlanta on Sunday.
They also won their first road game of the year and their second straight game against a division rival.
The Falcons (5-8) are 2-4 after their first loss in five games.