Carroll on Hasselbeck: ‘He’s waging a battle that’s against the odds’

Published on December 29, 2010 by     T.C.

Matt Hasselbeck won’t practice on Wednesday or Thursday, but that’s not a surprise. Coach Pete Carroll said as much after Hasselbeck was injured in Sunday’s game.

 And Charlie Whitehurst is left as the presumptive starter, which is exactly what Carroll said Monday.

So that means two days have done nothing to clear up the forecast at Seattle’s quarterback except Carroll made it clear that it’s a longshot for Hasselbeck to be ready.

“Matt is moving around,” Carroll said. “He was in the pool today. He is not going to take this in any other way than he’s going to get right for the game. He thinks he’s going to make it. It’s going to be against the odds if he can do that, but he’s willing to go for it and we’ll see what that means later in the week.”

Now, a person more cynical than myself — someone more prone to conspiracy theories and distrust of coaches when their lips are moving — might think this is all an elaborate ruse to make Hasselbeck’s return that much more shocking.

Except, Carroll and the Seahawks have been much more straightforward with injuries this season. Sure, he has been overly optimistic in some instances, saying Russell Okung’s high ankle sprain left him day to day, but he has never told lies of the bald-faced variety when it comes to injuries.

So taking the coach at his word, here’s what he said regarding whether Hasselbeck would start if healthy enough to play:

“Let’s wait and see,” Carroll said. “Right now, Charlie is going for it. That’s the only thing that I can really count on right now other than the fact that Matt is going to fight like crazy to get right. I’m totally convinced that he’s waging a battle that’s against the odds. He’s going to make a miracle comeback if he can. We’ll see what happens.”

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