Matt Hasselbeck will be “very limited” in practice today, as coach Jim Mora just put it during his midweek Q&A with reporters. But the Seahawks’ QB will play in Sunday’s game against the Texans in Houston.
“Matt is just sore,” Mora said. “Nothing structurally wrong. He should be back out there tomorrow.”
Asked if Hasselbeck’s soreness was new or residual, Mora said, “I think it’s just probably wear and tear, getting hit. But it’s nothing serious.”
Hasselbeck has played this season with a fracture rib near his left shoulder and bruised right shoulder. In Sunday’s win over the 49ers, he was sacked five times and hit eight other times. Hasselbeck also took a knee to the back while scrambling on a third-and-1 play in the third quarter.
“One side of me says, ‘Gosh, I wish he wouldn’t do that,’ ” Mora said. “But one side of me says, ‘Dang, I respect him for dong that.’
“You love the attitude; you don’t necessarily like to see your quarterback get hit like that. But I’ll take that over a guy that taps out.”
Hasselbeck came back from the latest shot to complete 11 of 12 passes in the fourth quarter for 89 yards.
“We’ve got to do a better job as a group protecting him, keeping the shots off of him,” Mora said.
In other injury news, defensive lineman Cory Redding is scheduled to return to practice after sitting out last week with a concussion and linebacker D.D. Lewis will not practice because he is having fluid drained from the sprained knee that forced him to miss the game against the 49ers.