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Report: Russell Wilson will have pin removed from finger, accelerating timetable for return

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

There continues to be good news for Russell Wilson and his injury recovery.

After fracturing his finger in Week 5 against the Rams, Russell Wilson is now just over two weeks removed from surgery. After the Seahawks QB was put on IR last week, it became clear that his earliest possible return date would be in Week 10 against Green Bay, and the speed of Wilson’s recovery continued to be clear after Saturday’s news.

On Good Morning Football, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the pin currently inserted to stabilize Russell Wilson’s finger will likely be removed within the next week, signaling that Pete Carroll’s characterization of Wilson as a “great healer” wasn’t far from the truth.

Russell Wilson’s injury has come at a time when the Seahawks are not in the strongest part of their schedule. While being on IR, Wilson will miss the next two games against New Orleans and Jacksonville, both of which are winnable with Geno Smith playing quarterback. Smith starting at Lambeau, though, is a different story, and Wilson being healthy for that game would greatly increase Seattle’s chance of making something of this near-disaster of a season.