Originally created 10/24/06

Seattle's Hasselbeck to miss 3 weeks

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck will miss at least three weeks with a strained ligament in his right knee, coach Mike Holmgren confirmed on Monday.

An MRI showed the Pro Bowl quarterback strained the medial collateral ligament while getting rolled into by a Minnesota pass rusher during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

"There are three levels (of seriousness)," Holmgren said. "So he's right in the middle."

Seneca Wallace, a fourth-year veteran, will make his first start Sunday at Kansas City.

STEELERS: The team isn't saying whether quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sustained his second concussion in slightly more than four months.

Roethlisberger was fit enough to fly home with the Steelers after their 41-38 overtime loss Sunday in Atlanta, and to drive his SUV to a team meeting Monday, despite being briefly knocked unconscious during a helmet-to-helmet hit with the Falcons' Chauncey Davis.

Roethlisberger sustained a severe concussion when his motorcycle collided with a car June 12 in Pittsburgh.

A football player receiving a second concussion in a relatively brief time can be susceptible to succeeding concussions, according to various concussion-related studies by doctors who have studied the issue for the NFL.

COLTS: The team expects defensive tackle Montae Reagor to miss a second game after he was injured in an automobile accident on the way to Sunday's matchup with Washington.

State police reports said Reagor's head was injured when his SUV flipped over after another car ran into him while he was driving to the RCA Dome.

Coach Tony Dungy offered no additional details on the injuries during his regular news conference.

- Safety Mike Doss will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.

BRONCOS: Left tackle Matt Lepsis is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his right knee against Cleveland.

JAGUARS: Defensive end Bobby McCray has been charged with reckless driving and possession of a controlled painkiller after being stopped for racing with another player.

The team would not comment.


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