Officially, Carson Wentz won’t be available for the Washington Commanders for a few weeks.
On October 13, during a victory against the Chicago Bears, Wentz broke the ring finger on his throwing hand. This week, he underwent surgery to fix the damage.
The Commanders placed the seasoned quarterback on injured reserve on Saturday, which means he will be out for at least the next four weeks.
That eliminates Wentz from upcoming contests against his two old clubs, the Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter pointed out.
In his first six games with Washington, Wentz has completed 62.1% of his throws for 1,489 yards, 10 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Tomorrow afternoon against the Green Bay Packers, Taylor Heinicke, who was the Commanders’ primary starter in 2021, will replace Wentz in the starting lineup.
Sam Howell, a rookie chosen in the fifth round, will fill in if Heinicke is injured or is replaced because of inefficiency.