American football quarterback Carson James Wentz plays for the National Football League’s Washington Commanders. Wentz won two consecutive NCAA FCS national titles while playing college football for North Dakota State as the team’s starting quarterback.
According to NFL Media, Carson Wentz, the quarterback for the Washington Commanders, will miss four to six weeks due to a fractured ring finger on his throwing hand.
He had surgery on Monday, was put on injured reserve on Saturday, and will now be out for at least the next four games.
The accident happened during the Commanders’ victory over the Chicago Bears on “Thursday Night Football.” In the second quarter, defensive lineman Justin Jones bent his fingers back as Wentz fired a pass after failing to bat it down.
Wentz played despite the injury, going 12-of-22 for 99 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions while displaying clear discomfort for the remainder of the game. Wentz has 1,489 throwing yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions for the entire season.
Wentz’s absence will see backup Taylor Heinicke take over as quarterback. Heinicke is anticipated to start at least the contests against the Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay Packers, and Indianapolis Colts.
Heinicke would start the games against the Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons if Wentz is sidelined for six weeks.