Carson Wentz will miss Week 7 against the Packers with a fractured finger
Week 7 just might be what the doctor ordered for the Green Bay Packers after a two-game losing streak.
Green Bay will head to Washington to take on the Commanders on Sunday and when they do, they won’t be facing Carson Wentz. Instead, they will face backup Taylor Heinicke with rookie Sam Howell as the backup.
Wentz has been ruled out for 4-6 weeks after suffering a fractured ring finger in the win over the Chicago Bears in Week 6. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport had the report on Monday afternoon as Wentz will likely head to Injured Reserve:
#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 Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 17, 2022
Now, the game still has to be played and even with Wentz the Commanders are probably one of the worst teams in the NFL despite beating the Bears. But now with a backup quarterback slated to start, it could be a big game for the Packers.
Green Bay needed to catch some luck this season, sitting at 3-3 overall. They are coming off tough losses to the New York Giants in London and then the Jets at home. Everything appears to be going wrong on both offense and defense. And with it being early in the season, the Packers could use some luck moving forward.