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Commanders Get Brutal News on Carson Wentz Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Washington Commanders learned of brutal news on Carson Wentz' injury update.
The Washington Commanders learned of brutal news on Carson Wentz' injury update. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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The Washington Commanders snapped a four-game losing skid with their ugly Thursday Night Football win over the Chicago Bears in Week 6. It wasn't pretty, but they got the job done. Which is a good description for Carson Wentz' quarterback play in his first season with the franchise.

Wentz has not been particularly impressive, but his numbers are a step up from last year's starter Taylor Heinicke. This includes better marks in yards per game, TDs per game and completions per game.

Unfortunately, the Commanders will be forced to slot Heinicke back into the starting lineup.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported on Monday afternoon that Wentz went down with a fractured finger during TNF and is expected to miss "roughly 4-6 weeks." A trip to the IR is on the table as Wentz meets with a hand specialist in Los Angeles.

The news could not come at a worse time. Washington is heading into one of the toughest stretches in their 2022 schedule. This includes a home tilt against the Green Bay Packers in Week 7, traveling to play the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8, playing the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9 and the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 10.

Washington is also not on a bye until Week 14.

As it stands, the Commanders sit at 2-4 on the season and hold longshot +18000 odds to win the NFC East on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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