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Updates On Russell Wilson & Chris Carson From Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll gave updates Wednesday on two key offensive players returning to practice this week.


Following Wednesday's walkthrough, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll met with the media and get yet another encouraging update on quarterback Russell Wilson, who returned to practice Monday one month removed from surgery on his injured right middle finger.

"I've just seen him in the walkthrough since (Monday's practice), and you would never have known (he was injured)," Carroll said. "So I don't know what that means yet, but he looked pretty good."

Because Wilson has not yet been added to the 53-man roster from injured reserve—that will have to happen by Saturday for him to play against the Packers on Sunday—he will not show up on the injury report when it comes out after practice, but Carroll said Wilson will be able to practice without any limitations this week.

Asked if Wilson might need to wear a glove or anything else on his throwing hand, Carroll said, "He doesn't have to wear anything unless he chooses to. He has been experimenting with some stuff just to see what's out there for him."

Also set to return to practice this week is running back Chris Carson, who has missed four games with a neck injury. Carroll said the discomfort in Carson's neck has gone away, and that it's not a matter of him getting through this week, taking some contact in practice and coming out of each day without any setbacks.

"He's got to make it through the week of work," Carroll said. "Like we always talk about, it's a one day at a time thing—he'll get banged around a little bit tomorrow—just see how he responds to it. It's pretty important to get a good beat on this one. He'll feel good physically running around and all that because he's in great shape and working really hard. So just how he responds. Same old thing, how his body reacts to the workload."

Rookie receiver Dee Eskridge also returned to practice Monday and is "ready to go full speed," Carroll said. "He went Monday, he looks good today to get going."

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