Monday, January 30, 2023

Wilson approved to return to football for Seattle

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, throws his hand around injured quarterback Russell Wilson as he walks onto the field ahead of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, October 31, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Ted S Warren

Tim Booth AP Sports Writer

Renton, Wash. (AP) — A month after surgery on the middle finger of his throwing hand, Russell Wilson returned to the Seattle Seahawks’ practice area on Monday, flinging passes.

Barring one setback, Wilson should return to center for the Seahawks on Sunday when they travel to Green Bay.

“It’s a remarkable story of recovery,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday after the team returned from its goodbye week. “A guy had an intention that he’s going to do it and give it away. I mean, he’s way ahead of time. We just came out of the practice field and he threw the ball around. “

Wilson was cleared to return to football activities early Monday, capping a recovery that seemed impossible during surgery in Los Angeles on October 8.

Wilson’s surgeon, Dr. Steve Shin, issued a statement through the team saying that he had approved Wilson for “a full return to play without reservation”. wilson too posted a video on social media on Monday with the headline “It’s Time”.

Shin said, “I’ve never encountered a player who’s committed to his postoperative therapy and with so much conviction to return to the same, if not better, level of performance as he was hurt.” It was,” Shin said. “I am absolutely amazed at his progress.”


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