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Russell Wilson’s finger injury could be a massive blow for Seahawks

The Seahawks fell to their third loss of the season after suffering a tough Week 5 loss to the Rams.

Beyond Seattle falling further down the standings, the Seahawks were dealt another rough blow as star quarterback Russell Wilson suffered a dislocated middle finger on his throwing hand.


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The injury occurred after his hand hit Aaron Donald’s arm on a third-quarter incompletion. Wilson attempted to play through the injury, with the medical staff taping up his finger while he tried to grip the ball on the sideline.

The Seahawks had to turn to backup Geno Smith, who performed well, completing 10-of-17 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also rushing 23 yards on three attempts. The interception occurred on a pass for wide receiver Tyler Lockett, who fell on the play.

After the game, head coach Pete Carroll voiced some uncertainty around Wilson’s status for Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“There is a lot of work to be done in assessing all of that,” Carroll said via ESPN. “Russell is one of the great healers of all time, and he’ll do whatever he can to get back as soon as absolutely possible.”

Wilson has been the most durable quarterback since entering the NFL. He currently holds the longest active streak with 149 consecutive starts.

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The Pro Bowler will do all he can to make sure he can take the field for the Oct. 17 game. The extended period due to playing on Thursday night may give him the window he needs to get his finger well enough to play.

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