Seattle Seahawks QB Wilson to start against Green Bay Packers
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been been removed from injured reserve and will start against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been removed from the injured reserve list following surgery on his hand, and will start against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the eight-time Pro Bowl player is raring to go back on field, after missing games for the first time his NFL career. “He’s hungry to play football now,” said the coach.
Wilson 'ready to go'
“He had a terrific week, he really did,” according to Carroll. “And you could see him just feel a little bit better as the week went on, but he really didn’t hold anything back. He finished great the last couple of days, and he’s ready to go.”
Wilson said he is in a great state to play. “My mindset’s better than ever, I’m ready to roll and ready to go.”
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A complex operation
The 32-year-old underwent surgery on his throwing hand on October 8 to repair a tendon rupture, a dislocation, and multiple fractures, after hitting Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The signal caller needed to have screws placed on his middle finger to stabilize it.
Wilson was projected to recover within six to eight weeks, which he was not ready to accept.
With the care of a team of specialists including a physical therapist and a hand therapist, he says he is feeling “pretty dang close” to being 100 percent.
“Hand feels great, feels strong,” he said. “I’m ready to play, and I’m ready to help us win. Do whatever it takes.”
The Seahawks are looking to improve their 3-5 record, while the Packers will fight to maintain their top spot in NFC North where they currently stand at 7-2.
The Packers will host the Seahawks for their Week 10 matchup at Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 14. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. ET.