His offensive coordinator and head coach both indicated this week that Matt Hasselbeck was still struggling with his rib injury, but the Seahawks quarterback is listed as probable for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.
Hasselbeck, who’s been down since September 20 with a rib injury suffered against the 49ers, had full participation Thursday and Friday in practice.
“Matt got better every day,” said Seahawks coach Jim Mora. “He got more comfortable every day. We’re going to list him as probable … and probable is a pretty good sign that he will play.”
Earlier in the week, Hasselbeck was described by Mora as being in “excruciating” pain. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp said Wednesday that Hasselbeck appeared out of football shape.
Playing behind a patchwork offensive line that is minus tackles Walter Jones and Sean Locklear and guard Rob Sims, Hasselbeck better be quick on the trigger given the soreness he’s surely still experiencing.
As for the status for other key Seahawks, linebacker Lofa Tatupu is probable and defensive end Patrick Kerney is questionable.