KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck
returned to practice and is expected to play Sunday against
Hasselbeck had acupuncture treatments for a deep bruise just
above his knee. He was hurt on the first play Nov. 14 at St. Louis
and missed nine days of practice, as well as last Sunday's 24-17
win over Miami.
"I don't want to minimize what's happened to him, but he had a
good day today," coach Mike Holmgren said Friday, adding that
Hasselbeck would continue treatments leading up to Sunday's game.
Although not 100 percent, Hasselbeck was eager to return to the
"It feels good," he said. "Good enough."
Trent Dilfer completed 14 of 28 passes for 196 yards, with one
touchdown and two interceptions, against the Dolphins.
"Trent did a yeoman's job, but you want all your guys there --
certainly your starting quarterback," Holmgren said. "There
really can't be much rust. He's got to come in and pick up right
where he left off."
At the time of his injury, Hasselbeck had played in 33
consecutive regular-season games.