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Report: Russell Wilson might miss 4-8 weeks with ruptured middle-finger tendon

Seahawks QB suffers finger dislocation on Thursday Night Football.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) looks to pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first quarter at Lumen Field. Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Friday late PM update — Wilson underwent surgery Friday night and Ian Rapoport is reporting Wilson will be out approximately six weeks. The Seahawks released the following statement:

“Russell Wilson injured his right middle finger during last night’s game versus the Rams,” the statement read. “He sustained two injuries to the finger: an extensor tendon rupture (mallet finger) and a comminuted fracture-dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint. He had successful surgery today in Los Angeles by hand specialist Dr. Steven Shin at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Surgery Center to repair both injuries. He will start therapy this weekend and it is highly anticipated that he will return to play later this season.”

Friday PM update — Wilson could miss up to eight weeks with a ruptured middle-finger tendon that might require surgery.

Friday update — Wilson will go for MRI on his finger on Friday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. The belief, according to Rap Sheet, is that Wilson has mallet finger, which makes it difficult to flex your fingers due to a sprained joint.

Update — LET GENO COOK! Geno Smith dropped a dime into DK Metcalf in the end zone to cut the Rams lead to 16-14.

UPDATE: Wilson is officially questionable return while Geno Smith remains in the game.

UPDATE: Geno Smith has entered the game with Russell Wilson nursing his finger injury. Wilson is on the sideline trying to grip and throw the ball at the moment.

UPDATE: Wilson returns to the game with his middle finger wrapped, but he does appear to have some discomfort. We’ll see if he has any trouble with accuracy.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suffers a dislocated finger on Thursday Night Football, but continued to play. He didn’t throw the ball in his one play before punting, so we have yet to see him throw with the injury.

Wilson has completed 10-of-15 passes for 151 yards, one touchdown and one interception.