Russell Wilson claims he spent ’19 or 20 hours a day’ healing injuries to get the Seahawks back quickly

Russell Wilson is expected to be out for up to six weeks due to a finger injury he sustained against the Rams in Week 5 of the NFL season.

The injury occurred when Aaron Donald’s hand collided with Russell Wilson while the Seahawks quarterback followed on a pass. The wound looks ugly, as Wilson’s fingers clumsily bend over while playing.

Wilson’s injuries included two minor fractures and dislocations in the middle finger of his throwing hand. He had to have surgery and was told the recovery period would be six to eight weeks after the procedure.

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However, Wilson’s goal was to “cut down [timeline] half. “He’s done that and will be back in action after just four weeks – three games and a bye week – of inactivity.

How did Wilson do it? He told reporters that he has been working around the clock to prepare for the comeback.

“We could have spent 19 or 20 hours a day doing this, trying to break records with this thing,” Wilson told a news conference. Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times. “It was quite a trauma in terms of how many things happened. I think for me, my whole mindset was to cut time in half, and that’s been my mindset since the moment it happened. “

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That might be a bit of an exaggeration on Wilson’s part, as his comments imply that he only slept 4-5 hours a night while recovering from his injury. That said, the goal of his detox is to keep his fingers moving to avoid the formation of scar tissue, like NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport details, so maybe he figured out how to do it with his eyes closed.

Whatever the case, Wilson spent many hours working on his rehab and completed each step quickly. While sad that his 149-game streak in the regular season has come to an end, Wilson actually seems to enjoy rehab.

“The thing in detox, just in the general process, is taking the next step, the next breath,” says Wilson. “It’s been an exciting journey.”

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And how does he feel ahead of his return to the field against the Packers?

“I feel great,” Wilson said Thursday. “I feel really close. I’m not 100 percent sure yet, but I’m pretty close. I would say 90th percentile if not higher. I feel very good. I have great faith in what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. My mindset is better than ever, ready to roll and ready to go. ”

Soon enough, we’ll see how Wilson does – and whether he can hold the ball well on a snowy day in Green Bay. | Russell Wilson claims he spent ’19 or 20 hours a day’ healing injuries to get the Seahawks back quickly

Huynh Nguyen

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