Philip Rivers leaves game against the Seahawks with an apparent hand injury

 <img alt="" src="" />      <p>Rivers seemed to jam his thumb after making contact with Seattle linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis late in the first half of the Chargers' third preseason game Saturday night. </p> <p><a href="" class="sbn-auto-link">Chargers</a> quarterback <a href="" class="sbn-auto-link">Philip Rivers</a> was removed from Saturday night's game against the <a href="" class="sbn-auto-link">Seahawks</a> with an apparent injury to his throwing hand that he suffered just before the end of the first half.</p> <p>Seattle linebacker <a class="sbn-auto-link" href="">Kevin Pierre-Louis</a> made contact with Rivers' throwing hand when the five-time Pro Bowler was dropping back to pass late in the second quarter. Rivers was able to get off the throw, but was withering in pain afterward. San Diego Union-Tribune's&nbsp;<a href="">Michael Gehlken estimates</a> Rivers' seemingly jammed finger could end his preseason.</p> <p>Rivers told CBS' Tracy Wolfson in the third quarter he's "good," and said he would still be playing if this were a regular season game.</p> <p>Prior to getting removed from the contest, Rivers had gone 13-of-19 passing for 140 yards. The Seahawks are leading the Chargers 10-6 at the half.</p> <p>San Diego inked Rivers to a&nbsp;<a href="">four-year, $ 84 million extension</a> with $ 65 million guaranteed earlier in August. The deal puts Rivers on par with the other highest-paid quarterbacks in the league, who all make an average of at least $ 20 million per season. <a href="" class="sbn-auto-link">Aaron Rodgers</a> leads the pack with an annual salary of $ 22 million per year.</p> <p><figure class="e-image">     <img alt=" " src="">   </figure> </p> <p>Rivers has a career completion percentage of 64.7 and has thrown for 36,655 yards, 252 touchdowns and 122 interceptions. He has been with the Chargers ever since he was traded from the <a href="" class="sbn-auto-link">Giants</a> shortly after the 2004 Draft.</p> – All Posts