The Seattle Seahawks are expecting to be missing star quarterback Russell Wilson for at least a month after he suffered a finger injury on Thursday night, according to ESPN’s senior NFL reporter Jeremy Fowler.
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
Earlier Friday, the Seahawks said Wilson was seeing a hand specialist.
Wilson was injured in the third quarter when his fingers hit the arm of Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald on the follow-through of a pass attempt. Wilson tried to play one more series and threw one more pass before giving way to Geno Smith in the fourth quarter of a Seahawks loss.
Wilson has not missed a game in his career, starting all 149 in the regular season and 16 playoff games since being drafted by the Seahawks in 2012. He’s only missed a handful of plays during that time.
The closest Wilson ever came to missing a game was in 2016 when he suffered an ankle injury in the season opener and a sprained MCL in his knee in Week 3. Wilson never missed a start and in the first game after injuring his knee threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns in a win over the New York Jets.
— With files from The Associated Press