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Hasselbeck to miss fifth consecutive game

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RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The 2-6 Seattle Seahawks won't have
starting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for the fifth straight game
Sunday at Miami.
Coach Mike Holmgren said yesterday that the 33-year-old
Hasselbeck has finally passed the strength tests doctors prescribed
for his hyperextended right knee, but needs to get back into
playing shape this week.
His knee was being weakened by a bulging disk in his back.
So Hasselbeck is scheduled to return for the Seahawks at Qwest
Field on Nov. 16 against Arizona.
Holmgren says surgery on the left 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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