Russell Wilson has a “badly sprained finger”

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After banging his hand and dislocating the middle finger on his throwing hand on Thursday night, quarterback Russell Wilson tried to continue but ultimately left the game. The question now becomes whether he’ll be able to play in 10 days, when the Seahawks face the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday Night Football.

After Seattle’s 26-17 loss to the Rams, coach Pete Carroll told reporters that Wilson has a “badly sprained finger,” and that the team is still assessing the injury.

Wilson has never missed a start in his 10-year career. In 2016, he played through knee and ankle injuries.

He surely will be determined to play, and he’ll be willing to do whatever needs to be done to get ready. Whether his body (specifically his finger) cooperates is a different issue.

Geno Smith played well in place of Wilson. Still, Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. To get out of their current 2-3 hole, which includes an 0-2 record at home, they need Wilson.

After the Week Six game at Pittsburgh, the Seahawks host the Saints on a Monday night. Seattle then hosts the Jaguars before a Week Eight bye.

22 responses to “Russell Wilson has a “badly sprained finger”

  1. Badly sprained? I know they’re trying to be really optimistic but he was launching a deep ball and made contact with Donald barreling in there. I think a “bad sprain” is the best case scenario on this one. Wilson is a tough dude but that is more than likely pretty significant ligament damage in his throwing hand.

  2. Hey, if Geno Smith played as well as me for a fraction of the cost – I would make excuses too.

  3. Pittsburgh is a very winnable game for them but it is probably in their best long term interests to sit Russel for a week.

  4. If they are saying “badly sprained” and not “dislocated,” it’s probably a case of “mallet finger,” which is snapped tendons in the last joint of the finger. I’ve had this, and treatment is splinting and immobility it for 8 weeks, or else surgery. He may be able to play with the splint, but it really depends on how he throws the ball. He really can’t just play through ii without a splint, as I have a friend who played QB that also had this injury, played through it, and ultimately had to have surgery that ended his competitive days at QB.

  5. Sure doesn’t look like a sprain, looks like he lost the tendon. For a sprain, he would have been able to straighten the finger – although it would have been painful. Didn’t appear to be able to straighten it – and pain wasn’t much of an issue if any.

  6. I’m glad Geno rose to the occasion. Dude got a raw deal out of NY teams so maybe there’s some redemption coming for him.

  7. Wilson aint missing the game. He wanted to come in last night and begged to play. Who knows maybe the Steelers get healthy again on the Hawks. All I know is the Hawks have three or four easy games in a row so they can get real healthy and right back in it.
    The Rams D is whats puzzling. The HC needs to examine them and get some things changed

  8. VisionTim says:
    October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am
    I’m glad Geno rose to the occasion. Dude got a raw deal out of NY teams so maybe there’s some redemption coming for him.
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    Actually he stunk while he was in NY, and lost his job due to getting into a fistfight with a teammate.

  9. So I guess Stafford is tougher than Wilson because it looked like he screwed up his finger too and stayed in the game.

  10. Actually he stunk while he was in NY, and lost his job due to getting into a fistfight with a teammate.
    ==========

    The Jests

    They did him a favor.

  11. ZERO chance Russ misses this game.

    He may play poorly and get yanked, but he’ll start.

  12. One year dynasty officially closed for good. Legion of horrible defense in full effect though.

  13. I’ve had a Mallet Fracture. If the tendon ruptured, you need surgery to fix. If the tendon ripped from the bone (more common, and my situation), you have to splint the finger slightly beyond straight so the tendon can re-attach. Problem is…you cannot bend the finger at all or it will just pull back out and you start again. It’s a small but significant injury. I don’t know if they can pin or screw the tendon back to the bone, but I don’t know how you would play QB and throw a ball with a splint on 1 finger.

  14. I sprained a thumb playing football and the dam thing took over a year to heal because every time you whapped it on something it would swell up again. I don’t see how he can throw a football accurately with the middle finger all banged up. We will have to see.

  15. buttfumbles says:
    October 8, 2021 at 9:51 am
    VisionTim says:
    October 8, 2021 at 8:38 am
    I’m glad Geno rose to the occasion. Dude got a raw deal out of NY teams so maybe there’s some redemption coming for him.
    ——————————————————————————————————————-
    The first time I saw a picture of Geno I said to myself, I wonder if he is Travaris J, cant read a D to save his life and tosses more passes to his opponents then his own team. Man was I right

  16. What’s worse for the Seahawks.Russell Wilson out for a couple weeks or The Jets possibly getting a top 10 pick next year.

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