Bobby Wagner’s latest All-Pro season is officially over.
The longtime Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker was slated to play in the Pro Bowl in Orlando, but a knee injury will keep him off the field.
“Bobby had something that really he didn’t know he had,” Pete Carroll said to NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz. “He found out in the exit interviews that he has a little problem with his knee. He’s just going to rest. I don’t think he has to do anything for it, but he needs to miss this game.”
News of Wagner’s knee issues first broke last week after the Seahawks’ playoff elimination at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. There is obviously no reason to even think about risking Wagner’s health in a meaningless All-Star game. Wagner was selected to First-team All-Pro for the fifth time in his illustrious career, to go along with six consecutive Pro Bowl selections.
Coach Carroll and the Seahawks staff are in charge of the NFC, with Russell Wilson and Shaquill Griffin as the only Seahawks players set to get a few more snaps before the offseason begins. Wilson will also take part in the Pro Bowl Skills Challenge on Thursday, with ESPN airing the broadcast at 6 PM PT. The actual game is 12 PM PT on Sunday, January 26th on ABC/ESPN, aka “one more chance to listen to Booger McFarland say something contradictory and/or nonsensical.”