Seahawks in ‘good hands’ with Geno Smith if Russell Wilson misses time

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson left the Week-5 contest against the Los Angeles Rams in the third quarter when he suffered a badly sprained finger on his throwing hand.

Wilson is now headed to see a specialist and if the injury turns out to be a mallet finger condition, he could miss some significant time while he recovers.

Backup quarterback Geno Smith took over when Wilson exited the game and coach Pete Carroll has faith the veteran will be able to carry the weight going forward should his number be called.

“If Geno is going to play for us some as Russ comes back, you know, he showed that we’re in good hands,” Carroll said during his postgame press conference. “I was just proud for him and the fact that he hung with us all this time and believed in being part of this program. Then when he got his chance, he did really. That was pretty good.”

Smith finished Thursday night completing 10 of 17 passes attempted for 131 yards, one touchdown and one interception that only came as a result of Tyler Lockett – the intended target – stumbling and falling on the play.

“I went right to Geno afterwards and said, you been waiting a long time for your opportunity,” Carroll told reporters. “The faith you’ve shown in our program and us to stay with us, so proud that when he got in there, he did great. He really looked good. He’s been working for that. He’s a talented football player. He knows our system.”

The Seahawks have a mini-bye before they are set to square off against the Steelers in Week 6, when Smith may very well be leading the charge.

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