Hand has biceps tendon injury; Robinson has bruised ankle

Updated: November 3, 2003, 7:19 PM ET

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Norman Hand sustained a torn biceps tendon on his right arm but team officials couldn't say if he will need surgery to repair the damage.

Coach Mike Holmgren said Monday that Hand, knocked out during the first quarter of Sunday's 23-16 win over Pittsburgh, sustained a similar injury on his left arm earlier in this career.

Hand plans to seek a second opinion this week. Holmgren said Hand's injury is similar to one that sidelined Packers nose tackle Gilbert Brown for about three weeks during training camp.

The only other significant injury for the Seahawks was a bruised left ankle for receiver Koren Robinson, who didn't return after being hurt early in the fourth quarter against the Steelers.

Holmgren expects to know more about both injuries by Wednesday.

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