Cracked bones in wrist won't stop Matt Hasselbeck
Brett Favre has been playing with two small fractures in his ankle and now Matt Hasselbeck will play with two cracked bones in his left wrist.
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll revealed the information on Hasselbeck’s injuries today, a day after he performed well in a road victory at Arizona, and said the plan is for him not to miss any time.
"Likely that it's a four to six-week kind of deal for the healing part of it," Carroll said, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “But he'll be more comfortable with it if we can have good fortune with him not banging it in the next couple of weeks. This first week is the most difficult."
The wrist could curtail some of the work Hasselbeck gets in practice this week. The Seahawks (5-4) are in first place in the NFC West and they play at New Orleans on Sunday. It will be the third road game in four weeks for the Seahawks. The hope is rookie left tackle Russell Okung will be able to return from his second ankle sprain since preseason.
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