Bobby Wagner set to return for Seahawks

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) With an important matchup against the NFC West-leading Arizona Cardinals approaching on Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks are set to get a boost defensively with the return of middle linebacker Bobby Wagner to the lineup.

Wagner missed the last five games after tearing the tendon that attaches his big toe to the bottom of his foot. He was initially told to expect to miss eight weeks with the injury. However, Wagner's recovery has been substantially ahead of schedule and he will play Sunday against the Cardinals.

Wagner compiled 50 tackles in just five games before suffering the injury in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys.