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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson taking big move in bid to return ASAP

Seahawks, Russell Wilson

Geno Smith is still going to be Russell Wilson’s placeholder at the starting quarterback position for at least two more games, but the latter is about to take a crucial step in a bid to be back under center for the Seattle Seahawks as soon as possible.

Via  the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo (h/t Michael Baca of NFL.com):

The timeline of Russell Wilson’s impending return is becoming clearer as the Seahawks quarterback begins to heal.

Wilson is having the pin removed from his middle finger within the next week and there’s a shot at an immediate return from injured reserve, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Saturday on Good Morning Football Weekend. Wilson is eligible for a return in Week 10.

The star quarterback injured his finger in Week 5’s 26-17 home loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Days later, he was put by the Seahawks on the injured reserve, making him unavailable to play for three games. Smith has made a start in lieu of Wilson, though he was not able to lead Seattle to a win in Week 6 at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The earliest Wilson can return to help the limping Seahawks will be after the team’s bye in Week 9, which would be in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

With the Seahawks sitting on just a 2-4 record after six weeks of football and playing in the dog-eat-dog world of the NFC West, the need for Wilson to come back can’t be stated any stronger. Apart from Wilson, the Seahawks’ backfield is also dealing with injuries to running backs Chris Carson and Alex Collins.