Russell Wilson cleared to return

SEATTLE — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was cleared to return to action on Monday after he sustained injuries to his middle finger during the Oct. 7 game versus the Los Angeles Rams.

The injury came when his throwing hand collided with a helmet after a pass, severely injuring his middle finger.

Wilson had immediate surgery to repair the fracture-dislocation of the joint and tendon rupture.

Wilson’s surgeon, Dr. Steven Shin, said he had never seen such a severe injury to the throwing hand of an NFL quarterback.

Shin said he was amazed at Wilson’s post-operative progress and “confidently” cleared him for a full return to action “without reservation.”

Wilson is expected to play Sunday versus the Green Bay Packers.