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Update: Carson Wentz received 4 week recovery timeline after finger surgery; Taylor Heinicke takes over as starting QB

Heinicke Time!

Washington Commanders Training Camp Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

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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.