RENTON — When he first underwent knee surgery in mid-August, K.J. Wright targeted the Seattle Seahawks’ Week 3 game against Dallas for his return.
It made sense. The procedure was relatively minor and the amount of recovery time should have been sufficient for Wright to be able to play at least some against the Cowboys.
“I was running within two weeks,” Wright said. “But I think I went a bit too hard.”
K.J. Wright opened his press conference Thursday with a tongue-in-cheek introduction.
“My name is K.J. Wright from Olive Branch, Mississippi,” Wright said. “This is my eighth year here. I graduated from Mississippi State and I am glad to be back. Very glad.”
Pro Bowl LB K.J. Wright reintroduces himself before long-awaited Seahawks season debut, talks about his knee surgery in August.
All-Pro Bobby Wagner on what getting his Pro Bowl LB partner K.J. Wright this week for his season debut means to Seahawks’ defense Sunday at Detroit.
K.J. Wright had arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday, 13 days before the Seahawks open the season at Denver. Coach Pete Carroll says the “most optimistic” estimate on when the Pro Bowl linebacker can return is two weeks. So rookie Shaquem Griffin is preparing to start in his first NFL game.