Baylor quarterback Seth Russell suffered a season-ending neck injury in October and was forced to have surgery to repair it. On Thursday, Russell announced on his Instagram that doctors gave his neck a clean bill of health, it has "healed perfectly" and that he was fully released.

When you get the final word that your neck healed perfectly and you're fully released ✊🏻 #proveandinspire

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Prior to suffering the neck injury, Russell completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards, 29 touchdowns and 6 interceptions. Russell was replaced by Jarrett Stidham, who was also very successful running the Bears high-powered offense before he suffered a broken ankle in late November against Oklahoma State that ended his season as well.

Seth Russell's neck has "healed perfectly." USATSI