Pete Carroll calls Russell Wilson’s speedy return a ‘great achievement’

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is back in action and expected to play Sunday afternoon against the Green Bay Packers. Wilson was designated to return to practice on Monday and medically cleared for full participation.

“Yeah, this is a remarkable story of recovery,” coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Monday. “The guy set his intent that he was going to do this and pull it off and he is way, way ahead of schedule. We just came off of the practice field and he was throwing the ball all over the place. He did really well for his first time out in a limited number of plays.”

Wilson had sustained a finger injury during the Thursday-night loss to the Rams and immediately underwent surgery. His own doctor couldn’t believe how quickly he was able to recover. Carroll is just as amazed.

“We knew that Russ was going to go for it, but we didn’t know if his body would respond, but it did,” Carroll continued. “His team helped him throughout and did a remarkable job. We will go one day at a time and see how it goes. I know that he is thrilled to be back, and everybody is excited to see him back out here, so it’s an amazing accomplishment to be back throwing like he just did on the practice field.

“It’s a great achievement.”

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