SJ - October 8, 2021
Russell Wilson left Thursday night's loss to Rams early after injuring the middle finger on his throwing hand. The tip of the finger appeared to be dislocated and after initially having it popped back in place, he was ultimately unable to continue.
Wilson is now expected to miss 6-8 weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a ruptured middle finger tendon. Backup Geno Smith will now be the Seahawks starting quarterback until Wilson's ready to go.
Sources: Seahawks are bracing for Russell Wilson to miss at least a month and possibly 6-8 weeks with his ruptured middle-finger tendon that likely requires surgery. Seattle thinking about Wilson’s long-term health. Barring an unexpectedly swift recovery, it’s Geno Smith’s show.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 8, 2021
#Seahawks QB Russell Wilson underwent surgery on his injured finger today, source said, a procedure that is expected to keep him out several weeks. Dr. Steven Shin did the procedure, stabilizing his finger with screws.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2021
It's now time for Geno to cook or hand the ball off a thousand times a game. One or the other. Either way it's going to be a rough few weeks in Seattle.
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