NFL: Seahawks place QB Russell Wilson, RB Chris Carson on IR

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The Seattle Seahawks officially placed quarterback Russell Wilson (finger) and running back Chris Carson (neck) on injured reserve Friday.

During last week’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Wilson sustained a ruptured tendon and a fracture-dislocation of the middle finger on his throwing hand. He had surgery the following day, with a reported timetable of four to eight weeks to return.

Players on IR must sit out a minimum of three weeks. Wilson will miss the Seahawks’ games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints and Jacksonville Jaguars. Then Seattle has a bye week, meaning the earliest Wilson can return to the field would be a Week 10 road matchup against the Green Bay Packers.

Wilson, 32, has not missed a game since entering the league in 2012. His ironman streak of 149 consecutive games officially will end Sunday when Seattle faces Pittsburgh. Geno Smith has been tapped to start in Wilson’s absence.

Meanwhile, Carson missed last week’s game and, like Wilson, will not be eligible to return until Week 10. Alex Collins started in Carson’s place against the Rams and is likely to get the majority of the backfield work in Week 6.

To fill the vacant roster spots, Seattle activated center Ethan Pocic and cornerback Tre Brown from injured reserve.

–Field Level Media

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