Russell Wilson’s Injury: When Will He Return for the Seahawks This Season?
Last week, Russell Wilson sustained a finger injury that necessitated surgery. While it is expected that Wilson will miss some games owing to his injury, there is no word on when he might return. Wilson was formally placed on injured reserve by the Seahawks on Friday, meaning he will miss at least three weeks of activity. Wilson’s return date is set for Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. Wilson, however, is projected to miss four to eight weeks, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Wilson will also miss an NFL regular-season game for the first time in his career as a result of his injury. Wilson’s 149 consecutive NFL starts is the sixth-longest among quarterbacks in NFL history, according to ESPN. Wilson will be replaced by Geno Smith, who has the support of the rest of the squad.
Wilson’s attendance on Monday was described as “fantastic” by Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, according to the team’s official website. “He understands that his role is to assist Geno and prepare him… He’ll do it if he can figure out a way to compete at it. He’s already starting to pay attention to the gameplan, finding out where it fits in, and preparing as if he were playing. His strategy is to be as bright and as young as possible.” Carroll also addressed questions about Wilson’s return to play during the same press conference. “Russ had a very good surgery, and we’re extremely delighted with all of the results,” Carroll said. “We don’t have any dates for you at all right now.” “He’s in great spirits and is as active as he can be around us and all of stuff today. I’m really pleased with how the first section of it turned out.” Wilson was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He has led the Seahawks to consecutive winning seasons and a Super Bowl championship in 2013. With the exception of 2016, Wilson has been selected to the Pro Bowl every year, as well as the All-Pro Second Team in 2019. Wilson has a 102.3 passer rating and has passed for 35,142 yards, 277 touchdowns, and 92 interceptions in 149 starts.