Wilson was injured when his hand hit Donald’s forearm
Russell Wilson suffered an injury to the middle finger of his throwing hand, and was unable to finish the game between the Los Angeles Rams and their Seattle Seahawks that kicked off Week 5 of the NFL.
On a pass attempt near the middle of the second half, Wilson’s hand collided with Aaron Donald’s forearm, causing an obvious dislocation of the last finger joint. Wilson was served on the bench and returned to the game, but was soon replaced by substitute Geno Smith.
Wilson stayed on the wings with his helmet on and a ball in hand, apparently looking forward to getting back into the game in the fourth quarter, but Smith stayed at the controls late.
Smith led a touchdown series that culminated in a touchdown pass to DK Metcalf, who momentarily put the score at 23-14.
Wilson’s pitching hand injury came moments after Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford also suffered an injury to a pitching finger, in his case the index finger. Stafford stayed in the game.
Smith threw an interception with just over two minutes remaining that sentenced the game for Seattle.
The Rams achieved a major divisional victory in Seattle, beating the Seahawks 26-17.