Report: Wilson out 4-8 weeks after undergoing finger surgery
Wilson underwent surgery Friday for the injury sustained in Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced. The procedure was more complicated than expected, resulting in surgeons stabilizing the quarterback's finger with screws, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
The Seahawks said "it is highly anticipated" that Wilson will return this season. The club added the quarterback suffered a "comminuted fracture-dislocation" in addition to the ruptured tendon.
The Seahawks expect Geno Smith to step in under center.
Wilson hasn't missed a game since being drafted in 2012. The signal-caller's 149 straight starts to begin his career marks the sixth-longest streak in NFL history.
The eight-time Pro Bowler was injured in a clash of hands with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald as he attempted a pass.
Wilson returned for the following series but got pulled at the start of the fourth quarter. After the game, head coach Pete Carroll said the quarterback was unable to hold the football properly.
Smith was 10-of-17 passing for 131 yards and one touchdown with one interception against Los Angeles.
Meanwhile, Wilson was in the midst of another strong season, completing a career-best 72% of his passes for 1,196 yards and 10 touchdowns against one interception.
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