The Seattle Seahawks’ immediate future at quarterback is on hold. Starting quarterback Russell Wilson injured his finger last night during the Thursday Night Football game loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Surgery is still on the table as the All-Pro quarterback awaits further testing.
Wilson already has had an X-ray performed on his finger. The results of that were good as they came back as negative. Unfortunately for the Seahawks and Wilson, that does not mean they are in the clear. It will require an MRI to see if surgery is required to fix Wilson’s finger. Surgery would have him miss extended time.
NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the following update on the X-ray this morning.
There is still optimism for Russell Wilson to return for the Seahawks next game based on several factors and evaluations of medical experts.
A doctor gives the Seattle Seahawks hope
David J. Chao, also known as Pro Football Doc, evaluated the injury and feels confident in his evaluation of what Russell Wilson will experience going forward.
There is good and bad news about this injury. Dr J. Chao laid it out perfectly.
With 10 days between games, this is a major positive for the Seahawks. If Russell Wilson isn’t able to go, Geno Smith will start at quarterback. The Seahawks’ next game is October 17th against the Pittsburgh Steelers.