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Report: Taysom Hill Suffers Mallet Finger Injury, Will Not Require Surgery

Despite dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia in his foot, Taysom Hill started at quarterback for the Saints on Thursday night. During the first half of the Cowboys-Saints game, Hill suffered a new injury. This time around, it was to the middle finger on his throwing hand. 

Although he did not miss time in Thursday night's game, Saints' doctors determined the quarterback suffered a mallet finger injury that will not require surgery, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Hill is expected to play through the injury.

Hill's injury is similar to what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson dealt with earlier this season. Schefter said Hill's injury is not as severe as Wilson's, who was sidelined for four weeks. 

Earlier reports from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said that the Saints feared Hill suffered a torn tendon in his middle finger that may require surgery. 

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When asked about the injury on Thursday night, Hill told reporters that he was doing all right. 

"It's doing OK . . . we'll get it accessed, figure out a plan tomorrow," Hill said, via NFL.com. "Went to throw a ball and I hit it on the hand. Foot's OK. I made it OK. Like I said earlier in the week, it's to the point where the pain is manageable. I'm not limiting what I felt like I needed to do and that was the case tonight."

Hill finished Thursday night's start with 264 passing yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also had 101 rushing yards on 11 carries. 

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