Seattle Seahawks Issue Medical Statement Regarding ‘Lionheart’ Russell Wilson’s Surgery

Published 10/09/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Oct 7, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes against the Los Angeles Rams during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports


We will see Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson on the sidelines with a bind wrapped around his right hand for a few weeks. His clash against the Rams proved detrimental after he suffered multiple fractures in the middle finger of his throwing hand (right).

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The Seahawks were trailing the Rams by two points in the third quarter. The QB, while throwing the ball to Tyler Lockett, got hit in such a gruesome way that he ended up deforming his finger. That was the last throw Wilson tossed in that match.

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Russell Wilson sidelined at least some months

With Russell Wilson‘s exit, Seattle handed the reins over to the backup QB Geno Smith who, though impressed everyone out there with his miraculous fourth-quarter display but failed to match up with the lead that the Rams had taken over by then.

While Geno Smith was taking full opportunity of his accidental appearance in the Lumen Field, the medical staff took care of Wilson’s finger, which evidently got fractured.

The Seahawks medical team issued a statement on Twitter the next day clearing the picture of Russell Wilson’s injury. “Based on what I saw today,” hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin wrote. “I am fully confident Russell will return to the NFL this season and play at the same world-class level that fans have come to expect of one of the game’s very best quarterbacks.”

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The statement further revealed that the ever durable quarterback has “sustained two injuries to the finger: an extensor tendon rupture (mallet finger) and a comminuted fracture-dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint.”

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After going through a successful surgery at the Cedars-Senai Kerlan Jobe Surgery Center in Los Angeles, the 32-year-old QB will start his therapy by this weekend hoping to return to the NFL as soon as possible.

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However, during his absence, the responsibility of the quarterback spot has fallen on the experienced shoulders of Geno Smith. Wilson has started all the 149 regular-season games for the Seahawks. And so the Seahawks will play their first-ever game since 2012 without Russell Wilson as the starting QB.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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