With pins set to be removed from the injured finger within the week, Wilson is progressing along on schedule. If no setbacks, expect Wilson to return after the Week 9 bye to face Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on the road.
Geno Smith will continue to make starts in Wilson’s absence.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (finger) has a chance to return in four weeks.
Four weeks would be earlier than the original thought from doctors that he could miss six weeks. "That's now the hope and, depending on some other factors, that's possible," according to Schefter's article. Four weeks is the best-case scenario for Wilson and the Seahawks. If that's the case, then he would only miss three games. Seattle has their bye in Week 9, so a return off the bye in Week 10 against the Packers is now possible. For now, it'll be Geno Smith against the Steelers, Saints and Jaguars. Smith went 10/17 for 131 yards with one touchdown and one interception on Thursday against the Rams. Week 6 against the Steelers will be the first game Wilson has ever missed since coming into the NFL in 2012, snapping a streak of 149 consecutive games played.
As described in the report, the surgery was "more complicated than expected." Wilson who tore a tendon in his finger on Thursday night, also suffered a fracture and a dislocation as well. The report predicted a timetable of six weeks, but there is a slight chance he returns following Seattle’s Week 8 bye.
Geno Smith will take over the Seahawks offense and displayed the ability to keep things ticking on Thursday Night against the Rams. However, one would expect this knocks down the ceiling of DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. This is a situation to monitor in the upcoming weeks.