SEATTLE—The Seahawks expect Matt Hasselbeck to return to practice this week, with the hope their quarterback will play on Sunday against Jacksonville.
Coach Jim Mora said Monday he expects his three-time Pro Bowl passer to test his broken rib when his 1-3 team returns to practice on Wednesday.
Hasselbeck was hurt on a dive for the goal line on Sept. 20 at
San Francisco. He hasn't practiced or played since.
Mora said Hasselbeck moved around some before he missed his 11th game in two seasons Sunday at Indianapolis. He was able to breathe deeply without as much pain as before.
Seattle lost their third starting offensive linemen when left guard Rob Sims sprained his ankle against the Colts. He is expected to miss at least two games.