While there is still no firm timetable for Russell Wilson's return from finger surgery, the Seahawks quarterback announced via social media that an important step in his recovery took place Monday, with pin coming out of his surgically-repaired right middle finger.
Prior to Wilson announcing the pin removal, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll held a press conference and said there's still no firm timeline on Wilson's return, though he is eligible to return from injured reserve when the Seahawks get back from their bye week.
"We're just kind of hoping for the best in terms of his return, that everything's handled really well as we get him in the mode where he starts to use his hand and his finger with the football and all that," Carroll said. "We've just got to do a good job and see what happens."
Asked about the pin removal and the next steps, Carroll said, "They said there's a couple of days of just healing from taking it out, then they start in. Russ has been doing everything he can do as far as making sure his hands strength is there and all of that, but there is not a timeline that they said, 'It's going to take this many days before he throws this many balls,' and that kind of stuff. We don't know that."
Carroll later added the pin removal is, "part of the process that's been coming. It's how he works after that's out and he's ready to start developing. There's a pretty clear-cut timeframe they think for the couple days it's going to take after that's removed, then it's just how he can progress. Of course, the docs are going to take a look at it and see what it looks like once he gets it out—it'll be the first time he'll be able to bend his finger, so we've got to see how that works out."
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