Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz He suffered a fractured finger on his throwing hand and will see a specialist in Los Angeles on Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN.
The specialist will determine what the fracture is and how much time he will miss. Washington hosts the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 23.
Wentz injured his finger in the first half Justin Jones. Wentz can be seen shaking hands after the play. He never came out of the game, a 12-7 win for Washington.
NFL Network first reported Wentz’s finger injury.
It was a rocky start to Wentz’s Washington career. The Generals struggled to protect him as he was sacked 23 times and tied the most in the NFL. Wentz added to that pressure by holding the ball too long at times.
Through six games, Wentz has thrown for 1,489 yards with 10 touchdown passes — fifth in the NFL — and six interceptions, third in the league. Wentz’s total QBR of 36.0 ranks 25th.
Heinicke started 15 games last season, throwing 20 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions. But Washington wanted to upgrade at quarterback, viewing him as a high-level backup. So it traded three draft picks and a 2022 second-round pick for Wentz. The Commanders surrendered second- and third-round picks in 2022, and a conditional pick in 2023, which would be a second-rounder if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s offensive snaps.
If Heinicke plays, his legs can provide a spark to an offense. The Commanders scored a combined 55 points in the first two games, but only 47 in the next four games.
The once-mobile Vents was hampered for years after tearing his ACL in 2017 and fracturing his back a year later.
Heinecke has won over his teammates and fans over the past two seasons with his ability to escape pressure and play, though limited arm strength has hampered his game. He worked with trainers in retirement to improve his arm strength.