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Commanders Quarterback Carson Wentz Suffers Significant Finger Injury

Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders

The Washington Commanders are going to be without quarterback Carson Wentz for the next several weeks.

NFL Network's Ian Rapaport reported Monday that Wentz fractured his ring finger during the team's win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. 

Wentz is currently meeting with a hand specialist, according to Rapaport, but the expectation is that he will be sidelined for four to six weeks. Taylor Heinicke and Sam Howell are the other quarterbacks on the Commanders roster.

"#Commanders QB Carson Wentz is facing a recovery time of roughly 4-6 weeks and Injured Reserve is a consideration, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. He’s currently in Los Angeles meeting with a hand specialist because of his fractured ring finger." -- Ian Rapaport

Wentz was the topic of some controversy prior to his injury. 

Last week, before Wentz led the Commanders to a 12-7 win, Washington coach Ron Rivera answered a question about why his team has fallen behind the rest of the NFC East by saying "quarterback." An ESPN report then indicated that team owner Dan Snyder pushed for the team to acquire Wentz from the Indianapolis Colts, and Rivera angrily disputed that during his postgame press conference Thursday night.

The Commanders will host the Green Bay Packers this week. They have seven more games prior to their bye in Week 14.