The Seattle Seahawks’ worst fears were confirmed on Friday night, as the final injury diagnosis came in for star quarterback Russell Wilson. According to multiple reports, he suffered a torn tendon in his finger.
Seattle quickly diagnosed Wilson with “mallet finger” on Thursday night. That injury makes it nearly impossible to straighten out the finger because the tendon connecting the muscle to the bone is either stretched or torn.
It wasn’t long until Dr. Steven Shin of Kerlan-Jobe in Los Angeles performed a procedure on Wilson’s injured finger. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the surgery was more complicated than expected, with the need for screws for complicating matters.
Wilson has been given a recovery timetable of roughly six weeks. It’s possible he returns before six weeks, but the Seahawks are preparing as if he’ll miss at least a month.
A few hours after the news broke that Wilson will miss an extended period of time, the All-Pro quarterback went on social media to share an update on his status.
It’s evident that Wilson won’t let this injury break his spirit, as he posted a picture of him at the hospital with the caption “Lion Heart.”
Lion Heart. pic.twitter.com/rgKNk7Qit5
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) October 9, 2021
Since entering the NFL in 2012, Wilson has never missed a game. Unfortunately, his iron man streak will come to an end next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
We’re wishing Wilson a speedy recovery.
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