Russell Wilson Expected To Miss Eight Weeks After Suffering Finger Injury
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson left Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after suffering a middle finger injury and is expected to miss six weeks of action.
Wilson banged his throwing hand against Aaron Donald‘s arm on a third-quarter incompletion, rupturing his finger tendon in the process, requiring him to leave the game a couple possessions later.
Wilson finished the game going 11-of-16 for 152 yards, a TD and an interception. He was replaced early in the fourth quarter by Geno Smith, who completed 10-of-17 passes for 131 yards, throwing a touchdown and a pick.
Despite the backup QB’s efforts, the Seahawks ultimately lost the game 26-17.
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After the game, head coach Pete Carroll appeared cautiously optimistic while answering to the media about Wilson’s predicament.
“There is a lot of work to be done in assessing all of that,” Carroll said. “Russell is one of the great healers of all time, and he’ll do whatever he can to get back as soon as absolutely possible.”
“He wasn’t able to hold on to the football the way he needed to, to throw it, because we were going to throw the ball, and we needed to throw it all over the place,” he said. “We didn’t know what he would be able to do. He was just unsure… If he could have, he would have.”
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Wilson had surgery on his finger today, which included the use of screws for stabilization.
Up to this point, Wilson had never missed a single start thus far in his illustrious NFL career.