Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck likely to miss Holmgren's final game vs CardinalsPosted: Updated:
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- The player who benefited most from Mike Holmgren's 10 years in Seattle likely won't play in the final game Holmgren coaches for the Seahawks.
Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is unlikely to play on Sunday when Seattle plays the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale because the bulging disk in his back is still weakening him.
Hasselbeck went to a Super Bowl and became a three-time Pro Bowl passer after Holmgren traded with Green Bay to get him for the 2001 season.
He has missed eight games this season, the most he's been sidelined for since becoming Holmgren's starter during the Seahawks' 2002 season.
The back also has affected nerves down his legs.
In October, a specialist in Los Angeles told the 33-year-old Hasselbeck that rest for the remainder of the season was the best idea.
Hasselbeck says doctors have told him if nothing else happens to his back he should be fine by Valentine's Day and will not need surgery.
Backup quarterback Seneca Wallace is set to make his eighth start of the season against the Cardinals.