Sport: Russell Wilson out at least a month with ruptured finger tendon?

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Even before it was learned that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson had flown to Los Angeles to see a specialist about the injury to the middle finger on his throwing hand that he suffered in Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, it was presumed the one-time Super Bowl champion would miss at least some time due to the setback.

The Seahawks are preparing for Russell Wilson (finger) to miss at least one month and possibly six to eight weeks. © Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports The Seahawks are preparing for Russell Wilson (finger) to miss at least one month and possibly six to eight weeks.

The situation may, however, be worse than some feared.

Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Wilson has a ruptured middle-finger tendon, will likely require surgery and will be sidelined for a minimum of one month:

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson injures finger on throwing hand vs. Los Angeles Rams

  Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson injures finger on throwing hand vs. Los Angeles Rams Seahawks QB Russell Wilson injured the middle finger of his throwing hand during the third quarter of Thursday night's game against the Rams.Wilson hit the arm of the Rams' All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald on the follow-through on an incomplete deep throw to receiver Tyler Lockett on a second-and-14 play. He was back on the field for the next play, on which the Seahawks ran the ball with Travis Homer.

Journeyman backup Geno Smith immediately climbs to the top of the Seattle depth chart at the position and is on track to make his first start since 2017 when he was with the New York Giants. Smith replaced Wilson on Thursday evening and completed 10-of-17 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and a late-game interception that occurred after wide receiver Tyler Lockett seemingly tripped himself while running his route.

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  Seahawks QB Russell Wilson exits Thursday's game with hand injury Russell Wilson is one of the NFL’s few iron men, but the Seahawks quarterback was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Rams. Wilson was pulled in the second half of tonight’s contest after suffering a hand injury, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times (via Twitter). The QB was officially listed as questionable to return. Before exiting the game, Wilson had completed 11 of his 16 pass attempts for 152 yards and one touchdown (vs. one interception). While attempting a pass to Tyler Lockett during the third quarter, the QB’s hand slammed against the helmet of a Rams defender.


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The Seahawks (2-3) next face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 17 ahead of games against the New Orleans Saints (Oct. 25) and Jacksonville Jaguars (Oct. 31) before their bye. Assuming Seattle doesn't go shopping for a proven commodity via a trade or free agency, Smith should get the nod for each of those matchups as Seattle continues to evaluate Wilson's recovery.

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NFL Insider Offers Update On Russell Wilson’s Recovery .
The Seattle Seahawks have reportedly received an encouraging update on superstar quarterback Russell Wilson. According to reports from NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo, Wilson will have the pin removed from his finger sometime this week — giving him a shot at an “immediate return” from the IR. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (finger) to have pin […] The post NFL Insider Offers Update On Russell Wilson’s Recovery appeared first on The Spun.

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