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Hasselbeck Back Next Week vs. Arizona

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By GREGG BELL
AP Sports Writer
RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seahawks expect quarterback Matt
Hasselbeck to return against first-place Arizona on Nov. 16. He
will miss his fifth consecutive game on Sunday at Miami while he
slowly gets back into playing shape this week.
Coach Mike Holmgren said Wednesday that his three-time Pro Bowl
passer has finally passed the strength tests doctors prescribed for
his hyperextended right knee. That will allow him back on the
practice field as the scout-team quarterback this week. His knee
was being weakened by a bulging disk in his back.
Seattle (2-6) has lost three of the four games Hasselbeck has
missed.
Holmgren says surgery on the shoulder of defensive end Patrick
Kerney showed no major structural damage. The team is expecting
their leading pass rusher to play again this season, though
Holmgren does not yet know when.
      
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