Skip to main content

Report: Russell Wilson Could Miss A Month After Surgery for Ruptured Middle Finger

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson could miss at least a month and possibly six to eight weeks with his ruptured middle-finger tendon, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Wilson had an MRI on his right hand's middle finger on Friday after injuring it Thursday night against the Rams, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Despite the X-rays not showing a fracture, Wilson underwent surgery for his injured finger. 

Dr. Steven Shin, a hand specialist, conducted the procedure by stabilizing Wilson's finger with screws. Wilson is believed to have mallet finger—a sprain that will make it difficult for the right-handed quarterback to flex the finger. 

The eight-time Pro Bowler was injured when he attempted to connect with wide receiver Tyler Lockett on a deep ball in the third quarter of Thursday Night Football. On the pass attempt, Wilson's fingers connected with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald when he tried to deflect the pass, causing Wilson's finger to awkwardly jam. 

Wilson was removed from the game and replaced by Geno Smith, who threw a touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf, but Seattle still fell short 26–17.

Wilson has never missed a start. He has played in the last 165 regular and postseason games for the Seahawks but that streak is now in danger of coming to an end. 

More NFL Coverage: