Commanders QB Has Finger Fracture in Throwing Hand

A bad situation in Washington gets worse.

NFL network's Ian Rapoport reports that Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a fractured finger on his throwing hand in the team's Week 6 win against the Chicago Bears. 

Wentz will visit a hand specialist this week to determine the next steps. Washington has an extended few days of rest after playing on Thursday night but Wentz's availability moving forward is ''up in the air''. 
If Wentz were to miss any time, Taylor Heinicke would likely take over as he is listed as the backup quarterback. However, Washington could also use the injury as a chance to see what they have in rookie Sam Howell, as it appears to be yet another lost season for the team.

Through Week 6, Wentz has thrown for 1,489 passing yards, 10 touchdowns and six interceptions. He's been one of the worst quarterbacks in the league over the past month, averaging just 210 yards per game with three touchdowns over the last four weeks.
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