Jackson: strained pectoral

Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has a strain of the pectoral on his throwing (right) shoulder, coach Pete Carroll just announced during his weekly day-after news conference.

Jackson had a MRI today, which confirmed the expected condition after he was injured on an 11-yard run in the third quarter of Sunday’s 36-25 victory over the Giants.

Jackson will not practice this week, when the team is scheduled to work Tuesday and Wednesday during its bye week. But Carroll is holding out hope that Jackson will be able to play in the Oct. 23 game against the Browns in Cleveland.

Until Jackson can play, backup Charlie Whitehurst will be the QB – as he was for the last quarter and a half against the Giants, when he completed 11 of 19 passes for 149 yards and threw what turned out to be the game-winning TD pass to Doug Baldwin.

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