Seattle Seahawaks head coach Pete Carroll insists it's "remarkable" how Russell Wilson quickly recovered from a finger injury. Exactly a month after finger surgery, Wilson returned to the practice field. If everything goes well over the next couple of days, Wilson will return to the starting lineup when the Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
"This is a remarkable story of recovery and really of a guy intent that he was going to do this and pull it off," Carroll said, per ESPN. "He's way, way ahead of schedule and we just came off the practice field and he threw the ball all over the place.
He did really well for the first time out in a limited amount of plays. ... We knew that Russ was going to go for it. We didn't know if his body could respond, but it did." Carroll didn't want to guarantee that Wilson would make his return on Sunday.
"He's not out here to do anything but play," Carroll said. "He's not coming back just to practice, so we'll see what happens as the week goes on. Give us days to figure that out. But the intention is that if he's OK, he plays."
Doctor 'amazed' by Wilson's progress
Doctor Steve Shin operated Wilson a month ago and even he is surprised by how well everything went. "I am absolutely amazed at his progress, so much so that I can now confidently clear him for full return to play without reservation," Shin said of Wilson in a statement.
Coach Carroll added: "This is really a cool story. I'm amazed but yet not surprised, kind of, and I'm really fired up about it. I'm really anxious to see how this goes." Odell Beckham Jr. has been released by the Cleveland Browns and Carroll was asked if the Seahawks could claim him.
"You'll have to wait and see how this all goes," Carroll said. "He's a really good football player. He's as talented as you could be in years past. So you're always looking for guys who can do special stuff.
Forever I've shared with you guys that we're looking for uniqueness and people that are different than other people and give you different dimensions to their play. So that's what we're trying to figure out and investigate and see if there's a chance and all that kind of stuff, if it makes sense."