For the second straight week, we have a Charlie Whitehurst sighting. This time around, though, it’s because starting QB Matt Hasselbeck left Sunday’s game during the first quarter with a hip injury.
The Seahawks announced Hasselbeck is questionable to return. The FOX game broadcast reported the injury is to Hasselbeck’s left hip.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll elected to stick with Hasselbeck as his starter against the Bucs after contemplating a switch to Whitehurst following last Sunday’s loss to the Falcons. Hasselbeck was benched during the third quarter following a series of mistakes.
This time around, Carroll didn’t have to make that decision.
The Seahawks are still alive for an NFC playoff spot. With a win by the Rams over the 49ers, the NFC West title will be decided next week when the Seahawks host the Rams.