October 15, 2022
In the Washington Commanders' embarrassing win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football, quarterback Carson Wentz injured his hand while following through on a pass.
Carson Wentz hurt his hand after this throw pic.twitter.com/GFIJYLHkAC— alex (@highlghtheaven) October 14, 2022
He broke a finger on that play, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network:
#Commanders QB Carson Wentz suffered a fractured finger on his throwing hand in the team’s win over the #Bears, per me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s headed to Los Angeles to see a hand specialist to determine the next step. His availability moving forward is up in the air. pic.twitter.com/jvsiIxHk7A— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 15, 2022
If Wentz plays at least 70 percent of the Commanders' snaps in 2022, the third-round pick in 2023 that the Commanders sent to the Colts as part of a trade for Wentz will become a second-round pick. Wentz has had a dreadful last three games for the Commanders, so this wouldn't exactly be a devastating starting quarterback loss for them.
From an Eagles perspective, this probably isn't great news. The Eagles had a good defensive game plan Week 3 against Wentz in a blowout win, and they would probably be happy to face him again when the two teams play Week 10 in Philadelphia. If Wentz is going to miss an extended period of time, the Eagles would likely face Taylor Heinicke instead. While Heinicke isn't exactly a scary foe either, he may very well give the Commanders a better chance of winning games.
Update: We have our first projected timeline:
Carson Wentz has a fractured finger (@Rapsheet first).— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) October 15, 2022
The timeline @1067theFan has heard on Wentz, who will see another doctor on Monday, is that his recovery could be as much as six weeks. They'll know more on Monday.
Taylor Heinicke would be the next man up.
Six weeks on the shelf would cause Wentz to miss Week 10 vs. the Eagles. #Math.
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