SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck injured his ribs on a hard hit late in the second quarter against the San Francisco 49ers and wasn't expected to return.
Hasselbeck went down for several minutes and was taken to the locker room. He was hurt with 26 seconds left before halftime Sunday when linebacker Patrick Willis stuck him in the back as the QB was trying to dive for the end zone and was stopped at the 1-yard line.
Hasselbeck got up and was wobbly as he made his way to the sideline, where he fell to his knees and was quickly swarmed by Seattle coaches and trainers.
Backup Seneca Wallace came in on the next play and threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Julius Jones to pull Seattle within 13-10.