Commanders Quarterback to Miss 4-6 Weeks

The Washington Commanders didn't get to enjoy their Week 6 Thursday Night Football victory over the Chicago Bears for very long. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports quarterback Carson Wentz is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured ring finger. Wentz banged his hand early on his team's 12-7 win over the Bears. The offense had an ugly day despite the win: Wentz netted 86 passing yards, and his team's lone touchdown drive came following the Bears fumbling a punt on their own six-yard line. Playoff almost-hero Taylor Heinicke will start while Wentz is unavailable.

Wentz had already been fighting through a variety of ailments across the first six weeks of the season, including biceps and shoulder injuries. The quarterback has taken a pounding all year, enduring a league-high 23 sacks on his way to an 84.1 passer rating. As a result, the Commanders rank 29th in the league in scoring. With Wentz absent, the Commanders' season could quickly spiral out of control. Already at 2-4, the team could pile up losses in a hurry with games against the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, and Philadelphia Eagles all in the coming weeks. If 2022 ends up being another lost season for Wentz, his days as a starter could very well be over.
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