Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson injured his middle finger October 7th against the Los Angeles Rams and underwent successful surgery. Wilson is currently on Injured Reserve and the earliest he can return is week 10 against the Green Bay Packers. The original timeline for Wilson’s return was four to eight weeks.
Impact of Wilson’s injury
This is Russell Wilson’s throwing hand where the injury happened, of course, and it has made a big impact on the Seattle Seahawks in a negative way as Seattle has lost the last two games and its record sits at 2-5 right now. Geno Smith is currently the starting quarterback with Wilson helping on the sidelines.
Russell Wilson may be back to rescue the Seahawks soon
Russell Wilson makes everyone better on the field including the defense. Wilson is all about the team, family, helping other people out, and he has been a huge part of Seattle since the day they drafted him. This shows how important the quarterback position is in the NFL. It’s like a point guard in basketball or your ace pitcher in baseball.
What can the Seahawks be when Russell Wilson returns?
Right now they need Geno Smith to hold down the fort for at least another week and hopefully be at 4-5 by the time Wilson returns to the team. When Wilson comes back, and if the record is 4-5, then anything can happen as far as a potential playoff push. There is still hope, 12s.
These two weeks are important for Seattle. They need to stay focused, don’t let up, keep playing team ball and the defense needs to stay locked in. The Seahawks have the best fan base, in my opinion. I think Pete Carroll is still a great head coach and the players just need to trust each other.
This is a significant injury that happened to Russell Wilson and he has never had to miss extended time in his career so far. It will be very interesting to see how Russell Wilson bounces back from the first bad injury in his career.