Russell Wilson needed to have jaw realigned after getting hit by Karlos Dansby

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RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson said he needed to have his jaw realigned as a result of a hit he took in the team’s win over the Arizona Cardinals last week.

Wilson feels fortunate to have avoided a fracture.

“It was pretty close,” he said Friday. “The doctor was like, ‘Man, any harder, we probably [would have] had to wire your mouth shut,’ so that was a good thing that didn’t happen.”

The hit occurred on a third-quarter sack by linebacker Karlos Dansby, who was fined $18,231 by the NFL. Wilson was sent off the field by referee Walt Anderson to be evaluated for a possible concussion then returned after missing one play without being examined, which led the NFL to launch an investigation into whether the team followed proper protocol.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told

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