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Seahawks QB Wilson out 4-8 weeks due to finger injury

The Seattle Seahawks will miss the services of starting quarterback Russell Wilson for several weeks after undergoing surgery on his finger.

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Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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In what is expected to be a big blow to the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson is about to miss action for at least a month. He underwent surgery on a ruptured tendon in his finger that he suffered during their 26-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday.

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Wilson's complicated surgery

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says the operation turned out to be more complex than anticipated. The surgeon needed to put screws on the middle finger of Wilson’s throwing hand to stabilize it.

The 32-year-old hurt the digit after he collided with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald. His finger was visibly bent out of shape after the collision, and he had to leave the game during the third quarter.

Wilson to break starting streak

It will be the first time Wilson will stay on the sidelines, with his impressive 149-game streak across 10 seasons screeching to a halt. This number of starts is the longest run for an active quarterback. The eight-time Pro Bowler is also leading the NFL boards at the moment with his 9.6 yards per passing attempt.

The Seahawks will have to depend on veteran Geno Smith, who went 10 of 17 with 131 yards and a touchdown during their last match. The 30-year-old is expected to start in Wilson’s place for the foreseeable future, although the Seahawks hope their star quarterback will be back on the field later in the season.

The Seahawks, currently 2-3 and in last place in the NFC West, will travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 17. Kick-off is at 8:20 p.m. ET/5:20 p.m. PT at Heinz Field.

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