Commanders QB Carson Wentz suffered a broken ring finger in ‘TNF’ win vs. bears

The tough week of Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz continues.

Commanders QB suffered a broken ring finger on his throwing hand in the 12-7 win against the Chicago Bears, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo reported Saturday, per sources.

After Washington’s win on Thursday, Wentz told reporters that his hand felt a little sore.

“It’s a little painful,” Wentz said of his right hand. “I think it’ll be fine. …The cold conditions didn’t necessarily help the jammed fingers. It was okay.”

Wentz is now on his way to Los Angeles to see a hand specialist to determine the next step and his availability for the future is up in the air, Rapoport added.

The news follows Wentz’s brave performance after throwing just 99 passes on Thursday. He completed 12 of 22 passes with no touchdowns, no interceptions and a 66.3 passer rating. In the first half, he appeared to have put his hand in the air when he slammed it into the hand of defending lineman Justin Jones.

Ahead of Thursday’s game, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported that Wentz also suffered a strain on the biceps tendon near his throwing shoulder.

The seven-year-old quarterback has thrown 10 touchdowns and six interceptions in his first season in Washington.

Now the Commanders must look to backup quarterback Taylor Heinicke and rookie Sam Howell to fill in against the Packers in Week 7 if necessary.

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