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Tuesday, November 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hasselbeck presses on despite annoying wrist injury

RENTON, Wash. – “OK, so who wants to tie my shoes?” Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck asked.

The question was hilarious. It just wasn’t a joke. At least not entirely.

Hasselbeck suffered an injury to his left wrist in Seattle’s win at Arizona on Sunday, and while it didn’t keep him from returning to the game, it did make a couple of other things more problematic. Like using a touch-screen cell phone efficiently.

Or tying his cleats before Wednesday’s practice.

So how will the injury impact Hasselbeck?

“We’re going to learn as we go a little bit what’s best for him,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We’re going to do some things to try to ensure him not banging his wrist.”

So what does the injury prevent Hasselbeck from doing?

“We’ll find out,” Carroll said. “I don’t know that. Right now, I don’t know that. … We’ll find out during the week. And I’ll let you know. On Monday.”

That would be the day after Seattle’s game at New Orleans.

Okung appears ready

Seahawks rookie left tackle Russell Okung was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice.

Okung missed the past three games with a high-ankle sprain on his right leg. He was nearly ready to go last week against Arizona but was held out. Okung missed the first three games of the season with a high-ankle sprain to his left leg.

Coach Pete Carroll said there is a chance rookie wide receiver Golden Tate (ankle) could be back this week, but he’s unsure about Michael Robinson (hamstring) and Brandon Stokley (calf). Defensive tackle Colin Cole (ankle) is likely out again this week.

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