Matt Hasselbeck will be limited when the Seahawks take to the practice field this morning, coach Jim Mora just said during his weekly Q&A session.
The team’s quarterback has a sore right shoulder, but the situation will not prevent Hasselbeck from playing in Sunday’s big game against the NFC West-leading Cardinals in Arizona.
Hasselbeck’s shoulder was originally dinged on a hit against the Cowboys in Dallas two weeks ago. He aggravated the injury while making the tackle after he threw an interception on the Seahawks’ first play against the Lions on Sunday.
“He had to manage his way through the game,” Mora said. “He did a nice job of really not letting on to the fact that he was hurt and did a great job of working the check downs and the short to intermediate routes. We really didn’t take any shots down the field because it would have been tough for him to do it.”
Hasselbeck still passed for 329 yards, on a club-record 39 completions, as he threw the ball 50 more times after that first pass was picked off.
Mora said that he expects to have all 53 players available against the Cardinals. It would be the second week in a row, and only second time this season, everyone was able to play.
“And that’s a positive,” he said.