During last week's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Wilson
sustained a ruptured tendon and a fracture-dislocation of the
middle finger on his throwing hand. He had surgery the following
day, with a reported timetable of four to eight weeks to return.
Players on IR must sit out a minimum of three weeks. Wilson will
miss the Seahawks' games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, New
Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars. Then Seattle has a bye
week, meaning the earliest Wilson can return to the field would
be a Week 10 road matchup against the Green Bay Packers.
Wilson, 32, has not missed a game since entering the league in
2012. His ironman streak of 149 consecutive games officially
will end Sunday when Seattle faces Pittsburgh. Geno Smith has
been tapped to start in Wilson's absence.
Meanwhile, Carson missed last week's game and, like Wilson, will
not be eligible to return until Week 10. Alex Collins started in
Carson's place against the Rams and is likely to get the
majority of the backfield work in Week 6.
To fill the vacant roster spots, Seattle activated center Ethan
Pocic and cornerback Tre Brown from injured reserve.
--Field Level Media
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