Russell Wilson Has Surgery On “Badly Sprained Finger”

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Photo by Sean Brown/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (10043733bm)

Things could hardly turn worse than they did for the Seattle Seahawks in their Thursday Night Football clash against the Los Angeles Rams. The Seahawks not only suffered a 26-17 loss that makes their road to playoffs harder but also saw their star quarterback Russell Wilson head to a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

Wilson hurt the middle finger on his throwing hand against the Rams and was forced to undergo surgery on Friday. The Seahawks still don’t have a timeline on the 32-year-old star’s return, but multiple reports say that he will be out for at least a month and possibly much longer than that.

The news comes after Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll described the injury as a “badly sprained finger.”

“There is a lot of work to be done in assessing all of that,” Carroll said via ESPN. “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.”

Wilson will certainly be heartbroken by the stint on the sidelines, considering he has never missed a game in his NFL career. He has made 149 consecutive starts since 2012, which is the longest active streak in the league.

Wilson has been playing on a high level in 2021, completing a career-high 72 percent of his passes through the first five weeks. He has 1,196 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns so far in the campaign while only throwing one interception.