Wilson’s streak of 149 consecutive starts, longest by an active quarterback, is halted
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is expected to miss four to eight weeks with a tendon tear in the middle finger of your right handsources told Jeremy fowler from ESPN.
Wilson, who injured his finger Thursday night in the loss to the Los Angeles Rams, He underwent surgery Friday in Los Angeles and will begin therapy this weekend. The Seahawks said it is “very possible that he will play again later this season.”
The decision to have the surgery was made with Wilson’s long-term health in mind, sources told Fowler. He will be out for the first time in his career in the NFL when the Seahawks play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday night, ending their streak of 149 consecutive starts.
After Friday’s surgery, Wilson tweeted:
Lion Heart. pic.twitter.com/rgKNk7Qit5
– Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 9, 2021
Wilson’s absence will force the Seahawks (2-3) – two losses to the Rams and Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West – to turn to Geno Smith to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Speaking to reporters and on his weekly radio show Friday morning, Coach Pete Carroll He said he would not know how much time Wilson would have to lose until he met with the hand specialist, nor would he discuss the results of the X-rays Wilson had after the game.
“But something is happening,” Carroll said. “There is definitely something going on and we have to figure out what its scope is and what the next step is to deal with.”
Wilson’s streak of 149 consecutive starts is the longest by an active quarterback. According Elias Sports Bureau, only Peyton manning (208) has started more consecutive games between quarterbacks since the 1970 merger.