Source: QB Wentz to have surgery on finger

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz will undergo surgery on his right index finger in Los Angeles Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Source: Commanders QB Carson Wentz to have surgery on finger 4:34 PM ET John KeimESPN Staff Writer Close Covered the Redskins for the Washington Examiner and other media outlets since 1994 Authored or co-authored three books on the Redskins and one on the Cleveland Browns Washington Commanders quarterback Carson Wentz will undergo surgery on his right index finger in Los Angeles Monday, a source confirmed to ESPN, but the team still isn't sure how much time he will have to miss. Wentz fractured his finger in Washington's 12-7 win over the Chicago Bears last Thursday night. Taylor Heinicke would replace Wentz as the starter. Rookie Sam Howell , a fifth-round pick, would become the primary backup. Washington (2-4) hosts the Green Bay Packers (3-3) on Sunday. Editor's Picks Wentz hurt his finger with 2 minutes left in the first half when, on his follow-through, his hand hit the arm of Chicago Bears defensive lineman Justin Jones . Wentz could be seen shaking his hand after that play and later on the drive. He never left the game. In six games, Wentz has thrown for 1,489 yards with 10 touchdowns passes -- tied for fifth in the NFL -- and six interceptions, third most in the league. Wentz's Total QBR of 36.0 ranks 27th in the league. The team traded three draft picks for Wentz and a 2022 second-round choice. The Commanders surrendered second- and third-round picks in 2022 plus a conditional pick in 2023 that will be a second-rounder if Wentz plays 70% of Washington's offensive snaps. Heinicke started 15 games last season, throwing for 20 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. His legs could provide a spark for an offense that needs one. The Commanders scored a combined 55 points in the first two games but only 47 in the ensuing four games. Wentz has been sacked 23 times, tied for most in the NFL.