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Seahawks QB Russell Wilson expected to miss six weeks after surgery on finger

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During the Seattle Seahawks Thursday Night Football loss to the Los Angeles Rams, they lost Russell Wilson for the game when he left after hitting his hand on Aaron Donald.

Unfortunately, Wilson’s injury on his finger needed surgery and it’s going to cost him at least six weeks.

This will be the first time in Wilson’s career that he will miss a single game, as he had started every single game since the 2012 season when he entered the league.

The injury to Wilson ends a streak of 149 straight games by the 32-year-old. Geno Smith, who took over for Wilson in the game on Thursday night, will likely be the starter for the Seahawks going forward.

It’s not the first time that Smith replaces a legendary quarterback during a consecutive games played streak, as he was the quarterback who was put in place of Eli Manning during the 2017 season, although that was a benching for a game and not an injury.

At 2-3, it’ll be curious to see if the Seahawks can try to stay afloat in the NFC Playoff picture, which could be difficult in a very tough NFC West division.

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Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws. In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views. After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016. In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season. In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW. Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.
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