Seahawks’ Hasselbeck sidelined by hip injury

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.

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