Saints defender Taysom Hill injured the finger on his pitching hand Thursday night when that hand struck the arm of a Cowboys defender. He played the rest of the game, which the Saints ultimately lost 27-17.
On Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Hill suffered a mallet finger injury similar to the one Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suffered earlier this season.
Saints doctors determined that QB Taysom Hill suffered a thumb injury on Thursday, but it will not require surgery as it is not as extensive as the injury Russell Wilson suffered earlier this year, according to sources. . Currently Hill will try to play through the injury.
– Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 3, 2021
Hill made his first game of the season at quarterback for New Orleans on Thursday. He sealed the score 3-1 at the start of last season in place of the injured Drew Brees.
Hill had previously faced a concussion and a leg injury this year. Here’s what you need to know about his current injury.
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What is Taysom Hill’s wound?
Doctors determined Friday that Hill had an injury to his thumb. The injury is not believed to be serious enough to require surgery, so it’s more likely that Hill will try to get over it.
What is a mallet finger?
Mallet finger injuries are not common in football, but Russell Wilson has picked up one in Week 5 of this season. According to Summit Orthopedics, mallet finger is a finger joint injury that occurs when an object hits the finger, thereby tearing the tendon on the tip (or nail surface) of the finger. A person cannot straighten a finger when this happens, and so the finger is bent like a mallet.
Not all mallet finger injuries require surgery, and it seems unlikely that Hill will. To cure mallet finger, the finger needs to be kept straight 24 hours a day, this is usually done through the use of a splint. It usually takes a few weeks for the finger to completely straighten.
Wilson missed three games because of his injury.
Taysom Hill coming out in Week 14?
There is no confirmation on Hill’s return date, but it looks like he will play after his injury. The Saints’ next game is until Sunday, December 12, when they play Jets on the Road. This left Hill more than a week to treat the injury.