Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn was forced to miss last week's preseason game with an elbow injury, but he returned to practice Tuesday and will likely play in Seattle's final preseason game on Thursday.
Flynn missed the Seahawks' third preseason game with an inflamed muscle in his right elbow. The injury occurred last week and prevented Flynn from throwing in practice. Flynn was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, his first full practice since head coach Pete Carroll announced Russell Wilson as the starting quarterback for the season opener.
Flynn and Wilson battled for the starting job throughout training camp with the rookie Wilson pulling away as of late. Flynn will now be relegated to backup duty. The fact Flynn missed last week's game due to injury did not help his cause as Carroll said, "the games did kind of decided the issue."
The Seahawks will host the Raiders on Thursday night with both Wilson and Flynn expected to see time.