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When Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck left the game in the second quarter, it was apparent something was wrong with his left hand. After failing to pick up a first down on a quarterback sneak, Hasselbeck left the game and immediately headed to the bench to get checked. A trip to the locker room for X-rays followed shortly thereafter and Hasselbeck stayed in the locker room for the first series of the second half.
The problem, reporters were told after the game, was his left wrist. Hasselbeck re-entered the game and finished it out, throwing for over 300 yards in the process. He did so with a heavily taped non-throwing hand. Hasselbeck suffered a broken bone in his wrist, but head coach Pete Carroll said it "looks to be manageable."
After enduring a few series of the Charlie Whitehurst Experience (tm) this week after a depressing showing last week, the health of Hasselbeck is paramount for this team. If he's able to play through pain and not further aggravate the injury, he should be good to go next week against the New Orleans Saints.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck injured his left thumb shortly before halftime while attempting a QB sneak on fourth down. Hasselbeck, who failed to convert, came out of the game holding the thumb on his non-throwing hand, leaving the field for x-rays before the half. He did not return from the locker room after the half, apparently still undergoing tests.
The Fox broadcast team mention Hasselbeck was still being checked out and that his return is probable. While he’s out, backup Charlie Whitehurst is at the helm for Seattle. After a shaky start last week, his struggles continued early in the second half today at Arizona. Whitehurst, after driving deep into Arizona territory, made a terrible decision, throwing an easy interception and killing the promising drive. Without Hasselbeck, and his hot hand, the Seahawks appear to be in some serious trouble.
According to a report from Q13 Fox in Seattle, Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Raheem Brock was arrested for a DUI shortly before the team left for Arizona on Saturday. In the early morning hours, Brock was stopped for suspicion of DUI just north of downtown.
According to Startup, Brock was pulled over early Saturday morning on NE 45th Street over Interstate 5. Brock was not booked and released by the arresting officer.
Brock is active for the Seahawks, but hasn’t recorded a tackle against the Cardinals.
Arizona Cardinals' running back Beanie Wells is inactive for today's game and will not play against the Seattle Seahawks. Wells has been dealing with a knee injury and experienced swelling attributed to an allergic reaction earlier this week. It was another setback for Wells, who has still been unable to get up to full speed following arthroscopic surgery on his repaired knee.
Adam Schefter reported the news on Twitter just hours before today's 1:15 p.m. kickoff.
Adjust your fantasy lineups accordingly. Without Wells, Tim Hightower will carry the load for the Cardinals against a Seahawks' front seven that's been decimated by injuries recently. Defensive tackle Brandon Mebane should be back in action today, giving the Seahawks a boost, but the line is still patchwork in many ways.
The Cardinals and Seahawks kick it off at 1:15 p.m. on Fox.
We’re at the time of the week where players begin to get ruled out for the weekend’s game. Two Seattle Seahawks players were officially listed as out today and will not travel to Arizona for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Golden Tate (ankle) and defensive tackle Colin Cole (ankle) will not play.
In the doubtful department, offensive lineman Mike Gibson (ankle) and fullback Michael Robinson (hamstring) are both looking like long-shots. Rookie left tackle Russell Okung is listed as questionable, though head coach Pete Carroll said he’s getting closer. It appears Okung only has an outside chance at playing this weekend.
Lofa Tatupu and Marshawn Lynch returned to practice and are both probable for Sunday. Joining them, Raheem Brock, Mike Williams, Chris Baker and Brandon Stokley. All appear likely to play against the Cardinals.
The Seahawks travel to Arizona to take-on the Cardinals this Sunday at 1:15 p.m.
The Seattle Seahawks still have plenty of players on the mend today, just three days away from Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. In the good news department, tight end Chris Baker returned to practice as a full participant. In bad news, there’s still a large amount of contributors sidelined. Colin Cole, Golden Tate, Lofa Tatupu, Michael Robinson and Raheem Brock were all out today. Rookie safety Earl Thomas also missed practice, though it wasn’t due to an injury.
Several other players were at the VMAC and working out on a limited basis. Wide receiver Mike Williams, recovering from a finger injury, was in action, working through drills. Marshawn Lynch also worked out but was limited by a thigh injury. On the offensive line, Russell Okung and Mike Gibson were both limited, as well.
The Seahawks head to Arizona to take on the Cardinals this Sunday at 1:15 p.m.
The Arizona Cardinals are off the field after finishing up practice today. Running back Beanie Wells continues to deal with swelling in his knee, a concern for both the present and future. ESPN’s Mike Sando said the Cardinals attributed the swelling to an allergic reaction to medication prescribed following arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee. If he’s unable to go, Tim Hightower will shoulder the load in the Cardinals’ backfield instead of splitting time with Wells.
Outside of the situation in the backfield, the Cardinals’ injury list was relatively short. Darnell Dockett and Joey Porter both were both limited in practice, using the day to rest. Neither is a concern for this weekend’s game. Linebacker Clark Haggins may return to action this week after missing the previous two games with a groin injury. He did not, however, practice today.
The Cardinals host the Seattle Seahawks this Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on Fox.
The Seattle Seahawks returned to the practice field today and began preparations for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Brandon Mebane, Matt Hasselbeck and Tyler Polumbus all returned to action today and were full participants in practice. Rookie left tackle Russell Okung also returned, though he was limited.
The list of players sitting out was a long one again today. Lofa Tatupu, Michael Robinson, Chris Baker, Golden Tate and Colin Cole all used the day to rest and recover from various injuries. Starting running back Marshawn Lynch was also limited in practice with a leg injury. According to the Tacoma News Tribune’s Eric Williams, both Lynch and Tatupu are expected to play this Sunday against the Cardinals.
The banged-up Seahawks take on the Cardinals this Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on Fox.
After a disappointing blowout loss to the New York Giants at Qwest Field, the Seattle Seahawks head to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals this weekend. The 41-7 margin was the second worst home loss in the history of the Seahawks organization. The Cardinals, Seahawks and St. Louis Rams are all bunched atop the NFC West stands heading into the weekend and this matchup will go a long way toward separating the pack.
Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is expected back after missing last weekend with a concussion. Backup Charlie Whitehurst started in place of the injured Hasselbeck and was largely ineffective against the Giants. The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil is report Hasselbeck has been cleared and will practice with no limitations.
Hasselbeck participated in Seattle's walk-through on Wednesday morning, will practice without limitation and is expected to return as Seattle's starting quarterback Sunday in Arizona.
Good news for a team that needs something to go right on offense. O'Neil took a look at the offense in his weekly look back, noting the problems go much deeper than the quarterback for the Seahawks.
Everyone who thought Matt Hasselbeck was holding this offense back should have seen on Sunday that Charlie Whitehurst isn't the instant cure. Seattle's offense has been an albatross for a good chunk of this season, and that's not going to change until the offensive line gets solidified. Seattle has started five different offensive-line combinations this season after starting six different combinations all of last season.
In injury news, Brandon Mebane is finally expected back from a calf injury and should practice today. Russell Okung is also progressing and is well on his way back from an ankle injury that's kept him sidelined.
The Cardinals are coming off a heartbreaking loss to Brett Favre and the Vikings. Favre threw for a career-high 464 yards, leading the Vikings to a furious 14 point fourth quarter comeback over the Cardinals.
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald continues to be among the NFL's elite, but a quarterback situation that's less than ideal -- hello, Derek Anderson and Max Hall -- is hurting the wide receiver's production. Fitzgerald has only surpassed the 100 yard mark once this season -- last week against the Vikings. For the year, he's caught 42 balls for 510 yards and four touchdowns. With Anderson at the helm this week, anything is possible -- and that's not a good thing.
The Seahawks battle the Cardinals this Sunday at 1:15 p.m. on Fox.