Thursday Night Football did not go as planned for the Seattle Seahawks, who fell to the division Rival Los Angeles Rams. Not only was it the first time the Hawks have lost when wearing action green, Pete Carroll fell to 3-7 against Sean McVay and most importantly Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was forced to leave the game with an injury.
After the game Carroll provided an update on Wilson and the injury, and it is not great news.
Russell Wilson has “a badly sprained finger,” Pete Carroll says. “Russ is an all-time healer.”— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) October 8, 2021
Lot of work to do on him, and with #Seahawks, between now and 10 days when they play at Steelers @thenewstribune
While a sprain may not sound that bad at first, the simple fact of the matter is that in medical terminology a really bad sprain means a tear. This would be in line with the thinking of multiple online medical personalities, who stated based on observation of the broadcast footage that Wilson likely had a tear of some kind in the finger.
Here is video of the @DangeRussWilson mallet finger (PIP joint extensor tendon) injury. Expect it to be pinned and option to play Week 6. pic.twitter.com/MMCX6asNgi— David J. Chao - ProFootballDoc (@ProFootballDoc) October 8, 2021
So, the good news is that Wilson could be available for the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelwrs, but the bad news is that surgery and the insertion of a pin in a finger of his throwing hand could negatively impact his ability to throw the ball. Obviously Wilson will do everything in his power to be on the field in Week 6, but how well he's able to perform with a surgically repaired finger won't be known until it's time to take the field.