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November 19, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Seahawk Bobby Wagner: “If you see me with my pads on, then I’m full go”

There was no significant new personnel updates today from Pete Carroll’s press conference.

The main thing to watch this week will be how well middle linebacker Bobby Wagner makes it through practice and if he can play on Sunday.

Wagner was expected to practice today for the first time since suffering an injury to his right big toe on Oct. 12 against Dallas.

Wagner suffered the injury in the first half and then continued to play. But afterward, the toe swelled up and he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in the toe as well as  a fracture to his sesamoid bone.

But Wagner said before practice that he feels good and hopes to be able to play against the Cardinals.

“I’m ready to get out there,” he said. “Going to take it one practice at a time.”

Wagner has missed five games, and said he was told originally he’d be out 6-8 weeks, so he feels like he’s made a good recovery.

Asked if he thinks he can be 100 percent Sunday, he said: “If you see me with my pads on, then I’m full go.”

Asked how he made it through the second half of the Dallas game, Wagner gave a revealing answer.

“I really don’t know. They told me what I did at halftime. I tore the ligament and it was like a factor to my sesamoid joint. But they numbed it up and I felt great on it at the time, so I gave it a go and I finished the game. And after that it swelled up and I could’t walk on my foot.”

Wagner had been playing at a level that some said was as high as any linebacker in the NFL.

“It was difficult,” Wagner said of getting hurt. “I was playing well and got hurt and you know that happens. It’s part of life so what I do is just pick up from where I left off and I feel like I’ve kept myself in pretty good shape and just got to get out there and continue to do what I was doing.”

Wagner, asked if the team is nearing a make-or-break stage of the season, gave another revealing answer. ”

We don’t look at it that way,” he said. “It’s not a ‘have to do anything. It’s ‘let’s just win the game.’ And that’s what we are going to do. We are going to go out there and we are going to compete and we are going to win  the game. It’s not like a panic mode time. It’s just go out there and do your job and win the game.”

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