Hasselbeck is 'very doubtful' for Sunday
By GREGG BELL, AP Sports Writer
RENTON, Wash. (AP) The wounded Seahawks' date with Peyton Manning and the undefeated Indianapolis Colts is one of the most daunting challenges in Jim Mora's four seasons as an NFL head man.
At the most fundamental level is simply having enough quality players available.
Matt Hasselbeck's broken rib still isn't healthy enough, so Mora said Friday his three-time Pro Bowl quarterback is "very doubtful" to return on Sunday. Hasselbeck has been out since he was hurt on a dive for the goal line in San Francisco on Sept. 20.
At least he is making the team flight to Indiana on Saturday morning. That's more than Mora could say about Walter Jones.
The nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle will not make his season debut Sunday. The team ruled him out on its injury report. Jones has slowed his attempt to get back from two knee surgeries since last winter.
This week, Mora said the thought has crossed his mind that the 35-year-old anchor of Seattle's offensive line for the last decade may not play at all this season.