First, here’s an update on Matt Hasselbeck.
Seahawks head coach Jim Mora said Hasselbeck went in for X-rays and a CT scan. Mora said the X-rays came back negative, and the CT scan was inconclusive but looks positive. Mora described the injury as a rib bruise, and that he’s feeling better. Mora said Hasselbeck will meet the team back at the plane and will fly home with the rest of his teammates.
“It was a great effort by Matt trying to get into the end zone,” Mora said. “You love to see that, but you hate to see the results.”
Even with all of the injuries, Mora said there’s no panic among the players in the locker room, or a feeling like this is 2008 happening all over again.
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“It was a little overwhelming today to try to overcoming having 10 starters out,” Mora said. “And we weren’t able to get that done. I certainly don’t want that to sound like an excuse. I think the 49ers deserve a ton of credit for the way they played today. But that’s something we have to deal with, and we will. We’ll come back with resolve. And we’ll play better next week.”
Mora alluded to the fact that Seattle will get some players back next week, with Walter Jones, Brandon Mebane and Deion Branch all likely to be ready for next week’s game against Chicago.
And he also hinted that the team might make some moves to improve its depth.
Mora said Lofa Tatupu told the team he couldn’t go when he realized that he might injure his hamstring worse than it already is early in the game.
No updates on Sean Locklear (ankle) or Josh Wilson (ankle).
The Seahawks found themselves down only 13-10 at halftime with a chance to get back in it. Then Frank Gore broke loose for 80 yards untouched and that pretty much was game time.
“Really the back breaker for us was you come out on the first play of the second half and Frank Gore takes it 80,” Mora said. “We felt like we were back in it and we had some momentum, and we were fired up and we were focused And pop! 80 yards. Boy that sucks the air out of you.”