Phillip Lindsay sustained a wrist injury Sunday night. MRI on Tuesday demonstrated a scaphoid fracture or a ligament injury, and he is expected to sit out for the final week.
Wrist injuries are complex and difficult to diagnose. If he has a scaphoid fracture (between the forearm and hand), then he will likely be treated with a screw to fixation the fracture with return to play at around 4 weeks in most cases.
If there is a ligament injury, this is fixed with wires and could be at lest 6 weeks for him to practice, if not more. This would be a similar injury to the one David Johnson experienced last year. There is also a chance that he can be treated with a cast for around 6 weeks if the injury is minor.
Regardless, his season is over, and Royce Freeman will resume primary back duties.