Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suffers ugly-looking injury during game vs. 49ers

Posted at 4:19 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 21:23:29-04

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson left during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers after suffering a left knee injury.

Wilson was pulled down awkwardly while being sacked by San Francisco's Eli Harold with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter. Harold was flagged for a horse collar tackle on the play as he fell on Wilson's lower leg.

Wilson stayed down for a few moments before hoping up and limping around. He missed one play on that series -- the first missed play of his career due to injury -- but returned to throw one more pass, a 10-yard completion to Doug Baldwin before leaving the game for good.

Reports say Wilson suffered a sprained MCL. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI.

"I don't think it's as severe as it looked," Wilson said after the game.

The knee injury comes on top of Wilson playing the last two weeks after suffering a sprained right ankle in the opener against Miami.

The Seahawks beat the 49ers 37-18 to improve to 2-1 on the season.