Thursday evening the Seattle Seahawks were unable to defeat the visiting Los Angeles Rams, with the loss dropping the Hawks back into last place in the NFC West behind the San Francisco 49ers. The Los Angeles Rams, meanwhile, kept the pressure on the division leading Arizona Cardinals with the win, giving the 49ers and Cardinals game Sunday heavy influence on the division standings.
However, the biggest loss for the Seahawks against the Rams may not have come on the scoreboard, but rather in the form of the finger injury suffered by quarterback Russell Wilson in the second half. Wilson remained in the game for a series after the injury, but seemed hesitant to pull the trigger on a third down dropback that ended in a sack that ended his evening. From there it was Geno Smith’s opportunity to show what he can do under center, while fans were left wondering about Wilson’s status.
The wondering continues Friday, with Wilson reportedly scheduled to get an MRI of the injured finger and then see a hand specialist.
#Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will have an MRI on his finger today, sources say, and then seek a consultation with hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin of Kerlan-Jobe in LA. The initial belief is he has mallet finger, essentially a sprained joint that makes it hard to flex a finger.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 8, 2021
Obviously, the belief is that there is something torn and Wilson will likely need surgery in order to repair the injury and attempt to return to the field as quickly as possible. When exactly that may be, though, is anybody’s guess at this point until more is known.