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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Cleared "For Full Return"

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been cleared to return to action a month after having surgery on injured right middle finger.


Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sent a clear message on social media Monday, saying "It's Time" while sharing a video that, among other things, included a shot of Lambeau Field, the site of Seattle's Week 10 game against the Packers.

Not long after Wilson posted the video, Dr. Steve Shin, who performed Wilson's surgery on October 8, said in a statement that the quarterback has been cleared to return to action.

"On October 7, 2021, Russell Wilson sustained severe injuries to the middle finger of his right (throwing) hand during a game," Dr. Shin said in a statement. "He had immediate surgery the following day in the form of a repair of a fracture-dislocation of his proximal interphalangeal joint and an extensor tendon rupture (mallet finger). Although this was uncharted territory (I have never in my career seen such a severe injury to the throwing hand of an NFL quarterback), I have also never encountered a player so committed to his postoperative therapy and with so much conviction to return to the same, if not better, level of performance as he had pre-injury. I am absolutely amazed at his progress, so much so that I can now confidently clear him for full return to play without reservation."

Wilson injured his finger in Seattle's Week 5 loss to the Rams and had surgery a day later. He was placed on injured reserve later in the week, meaning he had to miss a minimum of three games, and is eligible to return to action this week. And now, based off Wilson's post and Dr. Shin's clearance, all signs point to Wilson being back on the field when the Seahawks play the Packers on Sunday.

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