UPDATE: Wentz received 4 week recovery timeline from his doctor
#Commanders QB Carson Wentz received from his doctor a four-week recovery timeline post-finger surgery, per source. Wentz is in Los Angeles for the procedure. Washington has yet to decide whether to place Wentz on IR.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) October 18, 2022
UPDATE: Wentz out vs Green Bay; not going to IR for now
Carson Wentz will miss at least Sunday’s game against Green Bay, but the team has not yet decided if it’ll place him IR, per source. If he does go on IR, he has to miss at least 4 games before returning to practice.— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 17, 2022
So, for now, it’s Heinicke time.
UPDATE: Wentz will have surgery later today.
Carson Wentz is set for surgery to repair his fractured finger later today, sources say. https://t.co/UFvPHzvKoI— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2022
Carson Wentz suffered a broken ring finger on his throwing hind during the Washington Commanders 12-7 win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. He flew to Los Angeles to visit a hand surgeon. There were reports that Wentz could miss 6 weeks due to the injury. The team confirm to JP Finlay that Taylor Heinicke would take over the starting job if Wentz would miss time.
Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network are reporting that Wentz is facing a recovery time of 4-6 weeks and that injured reserve is a consideration. He’s still in LA, and as of now has not had surgery on his fractured finger. Expect Taylor Heinicke to be Washington’s starter for at least the next 4 games if this report is accurate.