Seahawks QB Hasselbeck sidelined again

As much as the Seahawks would like their quarterback situation to change, it hasn’t.

For the third straight week, Seattle quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck will not be sufficiently recovered from his back injury to start, a team official said Wednesday.

For the second straight week, Seahawks quarterback Seneca Wallace will start, even though he has a strained calf. Wallace’s second straight start comes against the San Francisco 49ers, in a game in which the Seahawks are fighting for survival in the NFC West.

Hasselbeck is making some progress, but not enough to make Seattle think he is ready to start just yet. It is conceivable that Hasselbeck could be ready for the game the following week against the Philadelphia Eagles. But back injuries are unpredictable, nagging and painful.

And so for now, the Seahawks must continue enduring their painful season with quarterbacks that normally are reserves in starting roles.

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