Seahawks likely to go with Hasselbeck this week

Matt Hasselbeck is expected to start for the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday against the New York Giants, even after the quarterback is believed to have suffered a concussion in the blowout loss at Oakland.

That’s the expectation of coach Pete Carroll, anyway.

“You still have to go through the process to make sure he's all right," Carroll said, according to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “Nut we think he'll play."

The Raiders KO’d Hasselbeck in a 33-3 beatdown. Hasselbeck was sacked eight times and Charlie Whitehurst was pressed into mop-up duty.

“He got banged up just kind of in general," Carroll said. "He did get hit in the head, and had some headaches or something like that. So we're just taking care of him, looking after him, making sure he's all right."

Obviously, the Seahawks will be following protocol with Hasselbeck when it comes to determining if he should be considered for action this week. Carroll sounds like any symptoms the quarterback was exhibiting on Sunday have cleared and passed.

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