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Report Update: Taysom Hill injured finger won't require surgery, he'll try to play through it

Hill injured the middle finger of his throwing hand when his hand collided with a Cowboy player's hand in the first half Thursday night.

NEW ORLEANS — ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Saints quarterback/all-purpose player Taysom Hill's injury to his middle finger will not require surgery and he will try to play through it.

Earlier in the day Ian Rapoport tweeted that Hill was feared to have a torn tendon in the finger that may require surgery.

Schefter's tweet stated that Saints' doctors say the injury is a "mallet finger injury," which is defined as an injury to the thin tendon that straightens the end joint of a finger or thumb.  Schefter says the Saints doctors say the injury is "not as extensive as the one (Seattle's) Russell Wilson suffered earlier this year."

Hill injured the hand when throwing a pass in the first half against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday night. His hand slammed against the hand of a Cowboys rusher on a pass play.

Hill went into the injury tent and backup Trevor Siemian began throwing the ball on the sidelines, but Hill returned with a splint on the finger though he had noticeable problems throwing after that. Hill was 12 of 21 passing in the first half and just 8 of 20 in the second half with three interceptions.

Hill played the remainder of the game and said afterward that the finger was not broken. 

It's the latest point of concern for the Saints offense, which was missing seven projected starters on offense Thursday night. The team has lost five straight games but remains tenuously in the race for a wildcard playoff spot.

The team hasn't won since week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in which quarterback Jameis Winston was injured with a torn ACL and lost for the season.

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