Seahawks' Hasselbeck out with knee injury

Oct. 24, 2006 at 5:07 PM
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SEATTLE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will be on the injured list until at least mid-November.

An MRI determined that Hasselbeck received a grade-2 sprain of a ligament in his right knee on Sunday, when his team lost 31-13 to the Minnesota Vikings, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported. Hasselbeck was injured when Vikings linebacker E.J. Henderson rolled onto his leg.

Both Hasselbeck and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said the MRI was encouraging even though the quarterback is definitely out of action until the Nov. 19 game against the 49ers.

"I guess it's kind of good news for me," Holmgren said. "Anytime you injure a knee like that, it could've been worse, certainly."

Immediately after the injury, Hasselbeck said he wanted to return to the game. But Kevin Auld, one of the team doctors, put a brace on his leg and asked him to drag his right toe across the grass, convincing him he was definitely out of action.

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