According to ESPN. It is anticipated that Russell Wilson, the esteemed quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks. Will be unable to participate in games for a span of four to eight weeks. Regrettably. Wilson injured his finger during a game against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. Specifically. He experienced a ruptured tendon in the middle finger of his right hand. He had the surgery procedure Friday in Los Angeles and will begin therapy immediately. The Seahawks remain optimistic and are highly anticipating his return later in the season.
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— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 9, 2021
The Shattering of the Seattle Seahawk’s Streak
Regrettably due to this injury Wilson will be unable to participate in the upcoming game marking the first time in his esteemed NFL career that he will be absent. The Seahawks are scheduled to compete against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Thereby putting an end to his remarkable streak of 149 consecutive starts as a Seahawk. Consequently. The responsibility now falls on backup quarterback Geno Smith to guide them through the rest of the season.
Carroll praised Geno’s performance, highlighting his dedication, patience, and strong relationship with Russ and the coaches. Geno executed well, showcasing his talent, arm strength, and deep understanding of the system.
Wilson’s absence was visible within the second half of the close game against the Rams. Furthermore, Smith seemed to struggle; however, he did have flashes and moments of greatness but overall inconsistency cost them the game. Two losses behind their division rivals, the Rams and the Arizona Cardinals, it will be a tall task to ask Smith to keep them alive in playoff contention until Wilson returns.
Russell Wilson’s Toughness
Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol spoke on his weekly Friday radio show and said he wouldn’t know the length or extent of his injury. Until Wilson met with the hand specialist, Carrol wouldn’t know how long he would be sidelined. He was very resistant to discussing the post-game X-rays of Wilson’s hand.
Carroll acknowledged that something is happening and emphasized the need to understand its full extent and determine the necessary next steps to address it.
Wilson is one of the most mentally tough quarterbacks in the league. There are several significant injuries he’s fought through in his career. He suffered a sprained ankle and sprained MCL in 2016. On Thursday night, once Carrol realized Wilson wasn’t good enough to grip the football. He understood it wasn’t a matter of pain tolerance, he thought to himself “Wilson is really hurt!”
“Nobody should question his toughness,” Carrol said. “Nobody should question his resolve.”