Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is reportedly out for at least a month, and possibly two, after surgery Friday to repair a torn tendon in his middle finger in his throwing hand.
Wilson was injured in Thursday night’s 26-17 loss to the Rams. He underwent the procedure Friday morning after flying to Los Angeles to see a specialist, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that screws were inserted to stabilize the finger.
According to Fowler’s report, Wilson’s return schedule was four to eight weeks. Rapoport put the deadline at around six weeks.
Wilson was injured in the third quarter when his hand slammed into the arm of Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. The veteran quarterback played a snap before going out to the sidelines to be evaluated by coaches. He couldn’t complete a game for the first time in his NFL career. Now Wilson will miss his first games after 10 years and 149 straight starts, all with the Seattle franchise.
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During the first three quarters of the Thursday Night Football game, Wilson completed 11 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown, while throwing his first interception of the season. Quarterback Geno Smith replaced him in the fourth quarter. Smith threw a touchdown pass but also a critical interception. He completed 10 of 17 passes for 131 yards.
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Smith will likely lead the Seahawks against the Steelers on Sunday, October 17