Seahawks QB Russell Wilson to Miss 4-8 Weeks After Surgery

Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawks' QB Russell Wilson in 2017. Photo by John Fisher/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will reportedly miss 4-8 weeks of action after undergoing surgery on his finger. The 32-year-old star suffered a ruptured tendon in the middle finger of his right hand during his team’s 26-17 defeat to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.

Wilson underwent surgery on Friday morning and is expected to begin physical therapy over the course of the weekend. The Seahawks remain confident that Wilson will return to action later this season.

The decision to undergo surgery was made with Wilson’s long-term health in mind. Before becoming sidelined for the Seahawks’ next fixture against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Wilson had a streak of 149 consecutive appearances in the starting lineup. This streak is longer than that of any active quarterback. Only Peyton Manning has made more consecutive appearances with a figure of 208.

Despite the initial time estimate for Wilson’s absence from the team, coach Pete Carroll remains unsure of how long the player will actually be sidelined. He explained on Friday morning during his weekly radio show that until Wilson met with a hand specialist, the exact timeline for his recovery would remain uncertain.

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