Russell Wilson's middle finger might never look the same after the Seahawks' game Thursday ... 'cause he appeared to badly dislocate it after hitting it on a defender's hand.
Wilson was unloading a deep ball in the third quarter of Seattle's loss to the Rams ... when on his follow through, his hand collided with L.A. star Aaron Donald's.
Russell Wilson finger doesn’t look right. #TNF #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/ecOk0dQNTG— Jarrett Payton (@paytonsun) October 8, 2021
Russell Wilson finger doesn’t look right. #TNF #Seahawks pic.twitter.com/ecOk0dQNTG
In video of the throw, you can see the force of the impact caused the quarterback's finger to bend awkwardly -- and when he looked down at the digit, it was clearly out of place.
O DEDO DO RUSSELL WILSON, BICHO!!!#NFLBrasil pic.twitter.com/bohrhECnvp— NFL Brasil (@NFLBrasil) October 8, 2021
O DEDO DO RUSSELL WILSON, BICHO!!!#NFLBrasil pic.twitter.com/bohrhECnvp
The tip of the finger had bent at nearly a 90-degree angle ... and Wilson immediately called for trainers to help.
Russell Wilson dislocated his finger, they popped it back in and he’s back in the next play #SEAvsLAR pic.twitter.com/TXi4EwGGne— Ted Buddy 🏀🏈 (@TedBuddy8) October 8, 2021
Russell Wilson dislocated his finger, they popped it back in and he’s back in the next play #SEAvsLAR pic.twitter.com/TXi4EwGGne
The 32-year-old tried to stay in the game ... but he was later pulled in favor of backup Geno Smith -- and head coach Pete Carroll said after the game Wilson could need surgery.
"There is a lot of work to be done in assessing all of that," said Carroll, who called the injury a "badly sprained finger."
"Russell is one of the great healers of all time, and he'll do whatever he can to get back as soon as absolutely possible."
Wilson has not missed a single start in his 10 seasons in the NFL ... getting under center in all 149 of his career games.
The Seahawks have some time 'til they play again -- their next contest is slated for Oct. 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
But, based on how things looked Thursday ... it might be Geno time for a while in the Pacific Northwest.