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How Wilson’s injury crushes the Hawks’ chances
Oct 11, 2021, 4:09:00 AM

How Wilson’s injury crushes the Hawks’ chances

Russell Wilson is hurt and he might even be out for a few weeks or a month. Aside from their loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the Seattle Seahawks are in for a big blunder in the 2021-22 season and they are going to have a problem in their push for the playoffs.

Seattle was up in the game when they had a shocking sight that no one wanted to see. It was Wilson throwing the ball when Aaron Donald tried to deflect it but hit the star’s finger instead. Wilson had to walk out of the game as they said his finger was ‘badly sprained’.

To whatever degree it was, Wilson’s injury just puts more pressure on the rest of the team. They have run all their plays through him, and now they are in big trouble with no timetable for the star’s return in the 2021-22 season.

This means that there is more to expect from the team as they find a way to keep on winning without Wilson. The Hawks lost this game and it was the preview of the games to come without their lead star at the helm.

It spells disaster for the team at this point, and they do not know yet how long they need to wait for the star’s return in the squad.

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The Hawks can’t run a strong offence without Wilson

True enough, Wilson’s injury left the Hawks bare and alone in the game. The team could not muster any attack and they are far from their usual selves on that note. The 26-17 loss to the Rams was on display and even the stats did not lie about it.

The Hawks were held to just 354 yards with 262 passing yards and 92 rushing yards. The team averaged 5.9 yards per play. This is a slap to the face for the team and it sends a strong message that their chances just got blown by a huge injury on Wilson.

In comparison, the Rams ran a total of 476 yards with 358 on passes and 118 on rushes. The defence should answer for this, but it is the margin that says a lot about Wilson’s importance to the team in the long run.

On that note, the Hawks have to find a way to thrive and at least run a strong offence without Wilson. Their chances are slim and they need to solve this right away.

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It takes time for injury recovery

If Wilson ever returns to play, the star will still need some time to get back to his old form. Time is a key factor in the sport and so it would be hard for Wilson to just play at the same level once more. This is why it would be a huge blow to the Hawks chances for the next few months.

There are a lot of doubts on the Hawks’ chances of winning in the 2021-22 season. At this point, their playoff hopes are already in question, so this should be a big problem that they need to solve if they want to get a title win or a playoff spot.

Wilson’s injury will be a huge problem that will go down as the biggest disaster that the Hawks have ever seen. This is a loss that the team will have to work around with. If they can’t find a way, then their playoff chances are already gone by the end of Week 6.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA