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The Taysom Hill injury a horror show for the Saints

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Things are going from bad to worse in the quarterback room in New Orleans. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Saints utility-man and quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a torn tendon in his middle finger which could require the 31-year-old to undergo surgery.

Rapoport notes that Hill is expected to undergo further testing on his finger, but it’s certainly concerning news for a team that has been plagued by injuries throughout the year.

Hill’s injury is also known as Mallet Finger, which is one of the ailments that kept Seahawks star Russell Wilson on the sideline for a few weeks. It’s unclear if Hill will be forced to miss time with the injury at this point, but more information on that should be revealed once he’s undergone additional tests.

Hill started at quarterback for the Saints on Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys, his first start at QB this season. The results were less than inspiring. Hill threw two touchdowns and four interceptions in the Thursday Night Football loss. He was effective on the ground, rushing 11 times for 101 yards, but was ultimately unable to propel New Orleans to a win.

Assuming the BYU product is forced to hit the shelf with his finger injury, the Saints will have some big decisions to make at quarterback going forward. As it stands, Trevor Siemian would be expected to resume his role as the starting quarterback. The Saints also have former Notre Dame standout Ian Book on the roster, though it’s unclear if they’re considering utilizing him.